A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 18, 1966

THIS week's cover story is our fourth on Viet Nam in seven weeks. The article on TIME'S Man of the Year, General William Westmoreland, was immediately followed by a cover story on President Johnson's peace offensive, and this in turn was succeeded three weeks later by the cover on Dean Rusk and the resumption of bombing raids on North Viet Nam. After a one-week interval, the current story on Viet Nam's Premier Nguyen Cao Ky focuses on "the other war"—the essential effort to rebuild a devastated nation. To symbolize this in the cover painting, we chose the clasped-hands emblem of AID...