A Letter From The Publisher: may 4, 1962

WE have had considerable experience in doing cover stories on people who at the crucial moment won't talk to us—mostly dictators, Communist or otherwise. This week Contributing Editor Ed Magnuson had the task of writing a cover story on an American inaccessible to us, and to everyone else, as he performed his vital part in one of the week's big news events.

Luckily, as readers will recall (TIME, April 20), we had already got to know quite a bit about Bill Ogle, scientific director of the nuclear tests on Christmas Island. And our reporters, seeking out his colleagues at Los Alamos, learned...

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