A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 12, 1971

FOR this week's cover story on the Calley trial, we relied on two dozen correspondents in the U.S. and abroad to report on all aspects of the case and its aftermath. Two of the reporters—Washington's John Mulliken and Atlanta's Peter Range—have had experiences that put them unusually close to the issues and personalities involved in the assignment.

As TIME'S Pentagon man since 1963, Mulliken has made the military and the military mind his specialty. As an Army officer during World War II, he witnessed the behavior of soldiers under pressure. A 22-year-old platoon commander during the Battle of the Bulge, Mulliken stopped...

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