A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 25, 1958

THE names of the five-star military leaders fill the headlines of history. But the U.S. Foreign Service has a five-star equivalent to the military, and the senior Foreign Service officer is Robert Daniel Murphy, whose profession is preventing trouble—and troubleshooting. In his almost 40 years of diplomatic service, Murphy has been everywhere, done everything, seen everyone. He has developed a charming exterior and a steely interior; he speaks —wherever he is—with the authority of his Government. For what Career Diplomat Murphy has meant and will mean to world politics, see NATIONAL AFFAIRS, Five-Star Diplomat.

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