A Letter From The Publisher, May 1, 1972

SAIGON Correspondent Rudolph Rauch had finished a letter home complaining about the lack of news. Bureau Chief Stanley Cloud, on vacation, had just arrived in Singapore en route to Bali. That was three weeks ago. Suddenly North Vietnamese troops poured south, U.S. bombers began flying north, and there was an indefinite moratorium on letter writing and vacations. Cloud, Rauch and Correspondent David DeVoss were spending long, hazardous days filing for two cover stories within three weeks. The report in this issue's Nation section includes articles on the Nixon Administration's policy making and the...

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