A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 2, 1962

CRISIS rearranges a lot of lives, our own included. Naturally, TIME'S Washington bureau went on its own full alert: correspondents at the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and on Capitol Hill found themselves living in the same kind of round-the-clock atmosphere as their sources, and sharing the sleeplessness, anxiety and stimulus of an emergency. All this is part of their job, and ours. But the events, and their unfolding and interpretation, quickly involved us in a situation in which the journalistic ground rules are not always clear. Last week the White House laid down a list of topics...

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