Alexander Haig i am in Charge |

February 20, 2010 by Post Team 

Alexander-Haig-i-am-in-chargeAlexander Haig i am in Charge | Alexander Haig, as Foreign Minister said “I am in control here,” Ronald Reagan when he was shot in 1981, as in the White House chief of staff seven years ago was in a lot of control in an effective and run the government during the last days of the Nixon administration, died today from complications resulting from infection, in the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he was surrounded by family members, according to two of his children, Alexander and Barbara.

He said a hospital spokesman, Gary Stephenson, said Haig died at about 1:30 am He was 85.

Richard Nixon once General Haig described as the “meanest, toughest, most ambitious sigh,” he’d ever known. Nixon, who had a key role in Reagan’s appointment of General Alexander Haig, Secretary of State, means that as a compliment.

In restraint, and the world of international diplomacy, deliberate, and stood by General Haig significantly. Was a combination of efficiency and volatility inspired both respect and caution. Therefore, it was aggressive behavior that the Reagan administration called his opponents General Haig “CinCWorld” (for “commander in chief in the world”).

Homogenized nickname on CinCEur, who had been General of the Haig named commander of U.S. forces in Europe, a position he held from 1974 to 1979.

Haig generally rise to this situation has contributed to the controversial picture. Thanks to the care of Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who had served as deputy national security adviser, and he rose from colonel, in 1969, to four-star general in 1973. “Four Stars in four years,” biographer Roger Morris, called “promotions comparable only to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the midst of World War II.”

Although General Haig saw fighting in two wars and won numerous medals for valor, in the rapid rise reinforced the belief that it was a general “political” that rank due to the benefit of civilian superiors. General Haig’s tenure as White Housechief of staff during the 16 months of the presidency of President Nixon did nothing to dispel that notion. Also asserts his political reputation had a flirtation with running to win the Republican nomination in 1980 and is actively seeking out that in 1988. (Withdrew after disappointing performance in Iowa.)

Haig public interest in politics does not extend to the prayer. The Washington Post, George F. Did you call him as “Coach of the air of the English language, which makes the development and extension.” Instructions in the form of “Haigspeak”, and the unique combined pun, torsion, and bureaucratese, salted with a healthy new words. “The warning” was the act Haigspeak, and “epistemologicallywise” circumstances.

After implicitly during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senate that the three nuns killed in El Salvador had tried to run a roadblock General Haig and then disavowed any such implication with a bit of Haigspeak classic. “My heavens! And dear nuns who raised me in my narrow forever isolate me from the love and respect.”

Alexander Meigs Haig Jr., was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on December 2, 1924. His father, a lawyer, died when he was General Haig 10. And his mother, Regina Ann (Murphy) Haig, was a homemaker. To help support the family after the death of his father, General Haig delivered newspapers and held a wide variety of other functions.

After a year at the University of Notre Dame, he received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. Haig and graduated in 1947, and 214 in the category 310. Annual report of the Institute of the school and described as a “strong condemnation and stronger ambitions,” which “should be free … to the top of Alex.”

After serving on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in occupied Japan, General Haig saw combat in Korea, and participate in the Inchon landing, receiving his first military honors. Haig generally been the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf clusters 2, and the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 23 clusters Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart (for wounds suffered in Vietnam, Al Ain).

Return from Korea, and General Haig was commander of the tank unit at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and taught at West Point, and took business courses at Columbia University. General Haig and then served with a tank battalion in Europe and the NATO headquarters. To return to the United States, and graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, and received a master’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University.

General Haig has held a number of staff posts in the Ministry of Defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including the military assistant to the Army’s top lawyer, Joseph A.. Califano, Jr., and military assistant to Secretary of the Army, Cyrus Vance. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, described as “one of the few military officers who can be relied upon to be different, when the hair policy was wrong.”

In 1966, the leadership of General Haig battalion brigade and then in Vietnam. Was deputy commander at West Point when Kissinger followed the National Center on Addiction and advice and chose as his assistant military.

“Haig soon became indispensable,” Kissinger wrote in his book “years of turmoil.” “I disciplined my anarchist tendencies and established the internal consistency and the National Security Council staff of talented prima donnas …. was a partner of my life, strong in crisis, is crucial in government, and skilled at bureaucratic infighting, which is tireless in his labors.”

General Haig made himself indispensable with 15 hours a day, seven working weeks repeated daily. Involvement in the wiretapping of journalists and his colleagues would be the National Security Council at a later time to spark controversy. In June 1970, he was promoted to second place in the National Security Council. Nixon as a sign of high public opinion Haig that supervision costs on the preparations for in the 1972 visit to China.

Nixon appointed General Haig Army Deputy Chief of Staff in September 1972, and the hopper has more than 240 senior officers. He did not move in this position until January 1973 because of its role in the negotiations to end the U.S. intervention in Vietnam. Nixon, serving as his Personal Envoy to South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, General Haig traveled to Saigon more than a dozen times during the last months of 1972. Gen. Alexander Haig, who finally succeeded in getting Thieu to agree to the Paris Peace Accords.

In May 1973, President Nixon called him again, this time in the White House to replace the Chief of Staff HR Haldeman, who resigned from office because of his involvement in the Watergate cover-up. Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski in the general later told Haig, “runs the country,” describing him as “a man on the tightrope,” while he was trying to honor its obligations to both the President and the Constitution.

General Haig, who was allegedly indicated that “some sinister force” had caused an 181/2-minute gap on the Watergate scandal on the White House tape, useful in getting Nixon to resign. It was also stated that he believed widely played a key role in securing President Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, although he is still in dispute.

Shortly after Ford as chief of staff, Gen. Haig returned from military service. Ford made the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe, the highest participation rate for the army does not require Senate confirmation. NATO, General Haig frequently clashed with President Jimmy Carter. He retired in July 1, 1979, and became head of a major defense contractor, and United Technologies Corporation.

General Haig in 17 months in office as secretary of state has proved stormy. In the words of an aide to the Foreign Ministry, “Haig had difficulty in changing from Nixon and Kissinger style to the Reagan and California-style”. General Haig never fit into what he called the rejection “manage friends.”

Hague said that the year Reagan believed that Secretary of State should be “agent of foreign policy.” It is clear that this is the way public Haig saw the situation. Behind this view is the memory of the wars of fierce conflict between the National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the Nixon administration. After General Haig can not be anticipated semi-permanent bureaucratic infighting over foreign policy within the administration. Indeed, it seems to inspire them.

Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and wrote in his memoirs that General Haig, “It seems that the current constitution is capable of an argument without an enormous amount of passion and intensity, heavily overlaid with deep suspicion of the competence and motives of anyone who does not share his views.”

The density was seen as a devastating effect on network television when Reagan was shot and killed in March 30, 1981. Haig general later described his response to take charge as an attempt to reassure nation. It is precisely the opposite effect. In his diary in 1984, “Warning: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy,” General Alexander Haig, who admitted that he was “guilty in the selection of words, and the poor of optimism, if I thought I would be forgiven for inaccuracies.”

Overall Haig threatened to resign, even Reagan gave him a letter on June 25, June 1982, to accept the resignation, which never formally offered. With the increasing conflicts and Weinberger, and National Security Adviser William Clark, in particular with regard to policies in the Middle East, hastened his departure.

Again in private life, General Haig, formed an international consulting business, in all parts of the world Co., Ltd.

Haig general leaves his wife of 60 years, Patricia; Alexander of three children, Brian and Barbara; eight grandchildren; and his brother, the Rev. Francis R. Haig.

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