A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 21, 1969

THE U.S. businessmen and journalists who gathered around the large coffin-shaped table in the Cabinet Room of the White House last week had just returned from a Time Inc. -sponsored News Tour of the Far East. They had come to report their observations and reactions to President Nixon — and the President and his guests questioned each other intently about the problems of Asia. From firsthand observation, the travelers were able to talk of the fighting in Viet Nam, trade difficulties with Japan, sniping across the DMZ in Korea, Communist insurgency in Thailand. Looking back, most of them agreed that...

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