The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: Just Like Old Times

The Presidency

The Secret Service will drive Andrei Gromyko through the gates of the White House to make sure he arrives safe and sound for his meeting with Ronald Reagan. Both the President's military aide and the chief of protocol will be out under the West Wing Portico to add dignity when Old Grom, as he is semiaffectionately called by some diplomats, sets his feet on White House ground again after a six-year absence.

He will be steered through the Roosevelt Room, where he will pass a portrait of F.D.R., the first President he called...

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