Reports of friction rife on US security team

Backbiting and rumormongering among the Reagan national security team has been raised to the level of possibly having a serious effect on US foreign policy.

Reports of tension and turf battles between Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. and the National Security Council staff - possibly security adviser Richard V. Allen - ran rampant Wednesday.

Mr. Haig's aides confirmed that he was convinced of a ''guerrilla campaign'' by an unnamed White House aide to oust him.

President Reagan is said by aides to be highly irritated by accounts of friction among key figures in the administration's foreign policy establishment.

The President suggested Tuesday that some of the reports may have been fabricated. But Haig talked of the ''guerrilla campaign'' against him in on-the-record remarks published in a Jack Anderson column.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK