Nation: Balancing Act at the Top

Meese and Baker will try to make the new White House work

As Reagan considers organizing his Administration around an "executive committee" composed of key Cabinet Secretaries and other top officials, he poses three problems that would have to be solved if the complicated system were to work in the bureaucratic maze of the Federal Government that persists no matter which party is in power. First: Who will coordinate the work of the executive committee? Second: Who will coordinate the work of the White House staff—always a force of its own? Third: Will the two coordinators be able to work together...

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