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  • It included Richard Armitage, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, and Dov Zakheim, all of whom had served in the Reagan or Bush Pentagon, Robert Blackwill Rices first boss at the NSC, and Robert Zoellick, a top aide to Secretary of State James Baker, with whom Rice had worked on German unification issues in 198990.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • “He’s communing with ghosts,” said Dave Burke, Kennedy’s top aide during his early Senate years and later president of CBS News, who, like other alumni, had rallied to their old boss’s side when he was in trouble.

    No Excuses

  • On the one hand, as Brzezinski rightly insists, Carter wanted foreign policy to be run out of the White Housea desire that naturally gave his top aide tremendous power and influence.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The NSC system is dead, a frustrated Dick Sneider, Kissingers top aide for East Asia, declared five months into the administration.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • In the 1980s, he would run the Labor and Human Resources Committee for Senator Kennedy, then go into business, and in 1998 marry his fellow Harvard Law Review editor, Vicky Radd, the top aide to chief of staff Erskine Bowles in the Clinton White House.

    No Excuses


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