The Sorensen Caper

February 1977
National Review;2/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p134
The article analyzes the incompetence in handling the designation of Ted Sorensen as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. There might be several reasons for the appointment of Sorensen in CIA. Sorensen had a link with former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, which pleased Carter and his exceptional loyalty to patron and power also impressed Carter. While naming Sorensen as the director of CIA, Carter and his people forgot to consider his negative history and wrongdoings in the past. So, this decision has proved to be very wrong and has affected the position of President Carter in the eyes of political people.


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