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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 11

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Monday, June 12, 1972
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PAMPA. TKXAS 8«th YKAR Monday. June 12, 1972 Kissinger's Role Appears To Have Caused Pain In Some Career Diplomatic People 'EDITOR'S NOTK-Krom lirne to time. Congressional and other critics have complained that Henry Kissinger's role in foreign policy has overshadowed the Slate Department How do foreign service officers and career diplomats abroad feel about it? Here's a report based on a 13- country survey in Africa. Asia. Latin America and Europe. By WILLIAM L RYAN A P Special Correspondent ['resident Nixon's man for all seasons is off again on a mission for his boss, this lime to Japan. Looking on. some aggrieved members of the US diplomatic service around the world grumble that his dominating role in policy has downgraded the Stale Department. Not all. by any means, feel that way about Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. Some, notably in Ku- rope's sophisticated atmosphere, lake Kissinger calmly and in stride and hold that it would be wrong to say he has eclipsed the State Department. Foreign Service people in general agree there's plenty of precedent for presidential employment of a White House gen- ISRAEL DEFENSE can be an interesting experience, one gathers from this Jerusalem scene. TV Log 6:30 4-SanfordandSon 7-1 Dream of Jeannie 10-L'nlamed World 7:00 4-BasebaU Pre-Game Show 7-Hollywood: The Dream Factory 10-Gunsmoke 7:15 4-Baseball 8:00 7-Movie. "The Curse of the Fly" 10-Here's Lucy 8:30 10-Doris Day 9:00 10-Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 10:00 4.10-Ni'ws. Weather. Sports 7-News. Weather. Hotline. Sports 10:30 4-Johnny Carson 10-Movie. "1 LoveMelvin" 10:40 7-Rona Barrett 10:45 7-Perry Mason 11:45 7-Dick Cavett 12:00 4-News 12:05 ID-News ius-in-residence. Experienced hands say it would, however, be a mistake to underestimate the close relationship of Secretary of State William IV Rogers and ['resident Nixon One of the highest diplomatic sources in Europe also points out that in the long run. the U.S. ambassador in a given country is the President's man for carrying out policy He is likely to permit "no infringement on that role by any Cabinet member, presidential staff adviser, field military commander or anyone else." Still, a sampling in 15 countries indicates a fairly large amount of grumbling and palpable resentment suggesting a morale problem, especially at levels below ambassador, the levels where the day-to-day drudgery of statecraft is performed. The Associated Press asked U.S. Foreign Service poeple. high and not so high, in those 13 countries to assess the Kissinger impact and his effecl on the handling of policy in their areas. Almost no career man would speak for the record. When the respondents did reply, it was usually with the pro- Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday. June 12. the 164th day of 1972. There are 202 days left in the vear. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1665. New York City was incorporated under English law. On this date: In !630. the first governor of the Massachusells Bay Company, John Winthrop. sailed into Salem Harbor. In 1838. the Territory of Iowa was organized. In 1940. Japanese planes bombed Chungking. China. In 1943. the Trans-Canadian Highway was opened to traffic. In 1944, Ihe Germans launched flying-bomb altacks against Great Britain. In 1963. the Mississippi Negro civil rights leader. Medgar W. Evers, was shot to death in front of his home in Jackson. Miss. Ten years ago: The United States and Great Britain were reported to be trying to persuade India to reject a Soviet proposal to furnish that nation with supersonic MIG jet fighter planes. We've got over300 good, steady lobs. 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STARKWEATHER 669-2971 viso that not only would they remain anonymous, but they would nol be identified even as to the country of their service. Foreign Service people seem touchiest on the subject of Kissinger in Latin America and Asia. Some of them claim his impact implied a downgrading of the State Department. One career officer in Latin America said State's sphere is getting ever smaller and "morale at State is low because the action is somewhere else." But if Kissinger now encounters some resentment in the ranks of the service, with its echo in Congress, that is nothing new. As a diplomat in the Middle East puts it. Kissinger is only a manifestation of the old problem of "whether the Stale Department can play its traditional constitutional role as senior foreign policy advisory agency to the President in the presence of a strong Defense Department, strong national security adviser or even a strong Treasury Department." President Franklin D. Roosevelt was attacked for the role of Harry Hopkins. McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow figured prominently in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. President Nixon's Moscow and Peking summits seemed to sharpen resentments of Kissinger among some foreign serv- ice elements, In China, when Chairman Mao Tse-ttmg received Nixon for the hour-long talk that began the summit week, only Kissinger accompanied the President. Neither Rogers nor anyone else from State was present. In Russia, when the President had his first huddle with the Soviet Communist chief, it was Kissinger who sat in. That appeared to have caused pain in some career diplomatic people, especially in Asia. Kissinger, they complained, is awfully public and visible about it all. ' Dr. Kissinger, the 48-year- old former Harvard professor, is the President's assistant for national security. He dominates the National Security Council and asserts for it and the White House a preeminent role in major areas of U.S. policy around the world. The State Department is slowed by a cumbersome tradition-bound bureaucracy. But White House action can be swift and decisive, affording some flexibility in dealing with regimes that have no responsibility to electorates or legislatures. Some in the Foreign Service say that if the State Department is slipping, part of the fault may rest with an oversupply of striped pants solemnity and too little tendency to tolerate innovation, differences of opinion, clash of ideas and debate. President Nixon obviously in-, vests a good deal of confidence in Kissinger's knowledge' and experience. Even objectors to his role seem in awe of Kissinger's intellect and his gift for getting directly to the nub of a matter. | "Regardless of the bruised egos of some subordinate officials of the Department," suggests a high-ranking diplomat in Europe. Kissinger's role, has not interfered with Department handling of foreign affairs. What has happened, he says, is that diplomats in Washington are mindful of Machiavelli's advice to cultivate those who have the ear of the ruler and thus "will always attempt direct access to the President's staff." Niccolo Machiavolli. the 16th century master interpreter of politics and intrigue, also held it wise for a ruler to have only one trusted adviser, for "if he listen to a multitude of advisers, the prince ... will never have consistent counsels nor will he know of himself how to reconcile Ihom." The United States Geological Survey puts the approximate geographic center of the nation — the spot where all 50 states would be equally balanced — near Castle Rock, S.D. P1E6LY WIGGLY 6 Bottle Carton Plus Deposit. USDA Choice Beef Pork&BeanAfCoca Cola if Rib Steak 10 Oz. Btl., Cans Prices effective June 12, 13, 14, 1972 at Piggly Wiggly, Coronado Center, Hobart & Kentucky Streets, Pampa. 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