A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 5, 1971

RIGHT after the big story broke," recalls the New York Times's Harrison Salisbury, who edits the newspaper's Op-Ed page, "I approached several people and asked them to write articles commenting on the Viet Nam documents. When they asked me for a summary of the material, which we did not have, I suggested that they wait for the next issue of TIME." The big story, which the Times broke, was of course the Pentagon papers, our cover subject for the second week in a row. The Nation section's task is indeed to summarize the welter of disorganized disclosures—and to add a substantial...

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