A Letter From The Publisher: may 7, 1965

AS the days went by, the news out of Santo Domingo grew more and more ominous. By midweek it was clear that the bloody uprisings in the Dominican Republic had become the week's major story. Although the situation was confused, the editors decided that the cover subject should be the Dominican general who was most responsible for asking the U.S. to come in.

The decision set in motion a widely based team of TIME staffers. Notable among them were Caribbean Correspondent Richard Duncan and veteran Santo Domingo Stringer Bernard Diederich, who was on a brief assignment in New York. The two flew...

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