A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 29, 1963

THE man who covers the Middle East for TIME must be a correspondent with his suitcase always packed, habituated to many small cups of sweet, strong coffee, tolerant of camels and Jeeps, and ready to entrust himself constantly to planes that have varying degrees of reliability. His area covers more than 5,000,000 sq. mi., or almost half as much again as the U.S. Middle East Bureau Chief George de Carvalho has seen a great deal of it in recent weeks, and though this adds up to a lot of sand in his eye. he has had the spur of a...

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