Backing and Filling

Osborne, John
November 1975
New Republic;11/22/75, Vol. 173 Issue 21, p12
Discusses the events that followed after the demotion of U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and dismissals of Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger and Central Intelligence Agency director William Colby by U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. Clarification of the President on the matter; Stories related to the appointment of Donald Rumsfeld as Schlesinger's successor; Fact that Rumsfeld formally accepted the position only after his old deputy and White House successor, Richard Cheney, telephoned him and said the President insisted that he take the job.


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