Seasoned for Combat

Don Regan was in good humor last Friday morning when he discussed his new job with TIME White House Correspondents Laurence I. Barrett and Barrett Seaman. With a big grin, he displayed a baseball bat aides had given him as a weapon in his new post. But he was also serious in describing his fighting trim. "At age 25," he said of his World War II service in the Marines, "I had 900 men under me in battle. If you don't think that seasons you for combat in Washington later in your life, you're crazy." Other highlights of the interview:

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