Advice From an Old Hand

Fire two or three more people involved, and then change the subject. That, in effect, is what Richard Nixon has been telling Ronald Reagan about Iranscam, according to a White House source. The advice from one old hand to another was proffered in a series of telephone calls, at least two of which, on Nov. 21 and 29, were initiated by Reagan. The best way to limit the damage, Nixon counseled the President, is to make a new, strong push for a Soviet-American summit and arms treaty in 1987. Nixon reportedly believes that Reagan needs a big foreign policy win to...

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