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Haig, Alexander (Meigs, Jr.)

(1925–  ) soldier, public official; born in Philadelphia. He graduated from West Point (1947), served in Korea and Vietnam, and became military aide to Henry Kissinger (1969). President Nixon appointed him vice-chief of army staff and chief of White House staff (1973). Four-star General Haig was commander of NATO (1974–79); after retiring from the army, he was president of United Technologies (1979–81). President Reagan named him secretary of state (1981), but after feuding with other cabinet members over Middle East policy, he resigned under pressure in 1982.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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In the USA, when President Richard Nixon was being impeached for the 'Watergate Scandal', the White House Chief of staff Gen Alexander Haig advised the President to send the Congress packing.
In USA when President Richard Nixon was being impeached for the 'Watergate Scandal', the White House Chief of staff General Alexander Haig advised the President to send the congress packing.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Ray Locker's second book about the Nixon White House is Haig's Coup, an inside view of the besieged president's final sixteen months in office as seen by his closest adviser, General Alexander Haig.
Karl Rove, who, the consensus view holds, was the mastermind of the George W Bush administration, noted at the outset that "I am in charge here" a double-edged play on a statement by then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig trying to assuage fears from the White House, when Ronald Reagan had been shot and his condition was not known.
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His secretary of state, Alexander Haig, gave a "yellow light" to the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, which brought untold death and destruction.
The appointment of John Kelly sees him follow in the footsteps of Alexander Haig as being a chief of staff who is a serving US military general.
Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state, spoke of this benefit by calling Israel "the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier, and is located in a critical region for American national security."
He worked under the charismatic and bullish American General Alexander Haig and his work was at the heart of NATO policy making, in particular the nuclear planning aspects.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig dismissed both of us angrily.