Is Haig a Problem?

Buckley Jr., Wm. F.
May 1981
National Review;5/1/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p508
The article comments on the displeasure displayed by U.S. Secretary of State Al Haig before a congressional committee following the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. It explores the controversy over his reaction to the selection of Vice President George Bush as the one who is in charge of the crisis committee. It also describes his relationship with the president and enumerates his official responsibilities. It cites several factors which contributed to his reaction to the formation of a crisis management team.


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