A Stupid Posting

When Marine Lieut. Colonel William Higgins became the top-ranking American officer in the United Nations' observer group in Lebanon in June 1987, he had just completed a two-year stint as one of two military assistants to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He had been able to see almost every classified document that crossed Weinberger's desk. U.S. officials think Higgins was kidnaped simply because he was an American and not because of his background. But the fact that he had so recently served in a sensitive Pentagon job clearly increased the danger to Higgins once he fell into unfriendly hands. "He knew a...

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