The Administration: While Wick's Away

No doubt Charles Z. Wick has some enemies. But is anyone really interested in harming the director of the U.S. Information Agency? He seems to think so. In 1981 he became a special deputy U.S. marshal, which allowed him to pack a pistol. He spent $32,000 in USIA money on security devices for his house; he later reimbursed the agency. Last week his preoccupation with safety surfaced again.

Before he left for Japan, the State Department asked the American embassy in Tokyo for a bulletproof limousine, a police escort and transportation for...

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