A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 11, 1950

Americans didn't know much about Korea before our troops went in there. Then we learned fast. Today few of us know much about Formosa, but we are ready to learn. For it is becoming increasingly obvious that to understand the news from the Far East we must have a clearer picture of this little island which is looming so big in the headlines.

That is why Formosa and its people (see color photographs) are the subject of this week's Background for War.

This new TIME department has already brought you special roundups on Korea, Antitank Weapons, Air Power, Atomic ABCs, Indo-China, Lieut. General...

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