The recent departure of Norman Mineta, who resigned as US Secretary of Trans- portation in July after a six-year tenure, provides a much-needed opportunity for the Bush Administration to take a fresh look at how it is managing issues affecting international aviation relations. Cabinet officials serve at the will of the President and Secretary Mineta left of his own volition, so we will not use this space to criticize him for actions undertaken by DOT with the approval or at least the ...

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