The Week December 26-January 1

NATION

New Deputy at State

Warren Christopher announced that he would nominate Strobe Talbott to replace ousted Clifton Wharton as Deputy Secretary of State, the No. 2 post in the department. An Oxford roommate of President Clinton's and still his close friend, Talbott now serves as ambassador-at-large to the states of the former Soviet Union, and has helped formulate the Administration's staunchly pro- Yeltsin Russian policy.

Gays in Military Appeal

In a strange turn of events, the Clinton Administration will challenge a court ruling that said the Pentagon's old policy toward gays was unconstitutional. The appeal, which avoids the constitutional aspects...

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