A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 7, 1966

THE Man of the Year cover story is quite unlike any other that appears in 52 weeks of TIME. It is essentially retrospective. While 22 reporters contributed to this week's citation of General William Westmoreland and the men he commands, the story is more than anything else an assessment of the events and policies that have revolved around the Viet Nam War in the past twelve months. This summation and judgment was the responsibility of writer and editor, who have watched the Viet Nam story with intense attention week after week. Writer Ronald Kriss has written many of our stories on...

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