America Abroad: Happy Campers, for a Change

Happy Campers, for a Change

James Baker and Dick Cheney loaded their tents, sleeping bags and fly rods onto packhorses last week and trekked into the Rockies for five days of trout fishing. Before they left Washington, they made sure the word was out among their colleagues: a Secretary of State and a Secretary of Defense who can go camping together in the high country of Wyoming can deliberate -- and even disagree -- along the banks of the Potomac without tearing an Administration apart.

The conduct of U.S. defense and diplomacy has often been cursed by backstabbing at the highest levels of Government. The problem...

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