The Presidency: When Trust Is Delegated

When Trust Is Delegated

At the Justice Department, a task force has been designing new legislation to ease the liability-insurance crisis, spurred on by what one of the drafters called "President Reagan's 100% endorsement of our ideas." Over at the Pentagon, recommendations by the Packard commission to strengthen the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and tighten up military procurement are, in the words of an eager participant, "moving out." He added, "The President endorsed 99% of our report. He's committed to solving the problems."

At Treasury, Secretary James Baker is managing the dollar's decline in value against foreign currencies with virtually no kibitzing...

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