Diplomacy: Is Anyone Out There Listening?

Haig talks to Gromyko, Begin and Mubarak, who talk back

No sooner had he set forth on his quick trip to Europe and the Middle East last week than U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig tipped his hand. During his first stopover, in Geneva, he told the world that he would tell Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko of the "outrage" felt by the U.S. over the Soviet-backed crackdown in Poland. The poker-faced Gromyko, who in his time has dealt with eight American Secretaries of State, responded that he had "absolutely no intention" of discussing Poland. The meeting promised, as Haig then...

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