Showing Muscle

With the invasion of Panama, a bolder -- and riskier -- Bush foreign policy emerges

All afternoon George Bush acted the gracious host to 50 old friends and family members at a White House Christmas party, singing carols and taking groups of children on the ultimate guided tour (only the presidential bedroom was off limits). As the guests were leaving, a group of men slipped from behind the security screens on the ground floor and headed for the elevator to the family living quarters. But their timing was slightly off. They ran into the last departing guest, a woman who recognized them: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, National Security...