A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 15, 1951

Manfred Gottfried, chief of our foreign correspondents, recently finished another trip around the world. He had flown to England in October, hopped over to Frankfurt, then on to other European capitals before heading for New Delhi. From India he worked his way along the still free perimeter of Asia (Indonesia, Malaya, Indo-China, Siam, Hong Kong, Japan) and finally to the battlefield in Korea.

With 22 TIME correspondents spotted between London and Tokyo, he talked over conditions in the countries they cover, discussed future events likely to become news stories, and made plans to have...

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