Who's in Charge Here?

Szulc, Tad
January 1977
New Republic;1/1/77, Vol. 176 Issue 1/2, p13
Presents information on the roles of Zbigniew Brzezinski and W. Michael Blumenthal as National Security Advisor and Treasury Secretary respectively in President Jimmy Carter's regime. Recognition of the importance of Treasury in the U.S. foreign policy by Carter administration; Opinion of Brzezinski on detente and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks agreement; Report that the dissension between Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at State and Treasury Secretary William Simon at the Treasury had seriously damaged the conduct of foreign relations in the economic realm; Statement that Brzezinski and the new Carter foreign policy team are encouraged by the recent moves by Israel, Egypt, Jordan and even Syria which may break the impasse in the Middle East; Discussion of the foreign policy problems faced by the Carter administration; Announcement that Carter desire to streamline the presentation of intelligence information by reorganizing the Central Intelligence community.


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