Letter From the Publisher: LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

FOR hours and even days after last week's outrage in Munich, questions seemed to multiply rather than diminish. Exactly what had occurred? Who was to blame? What really is the Black September group? Did officials in Munich have any choice other than force? Why were initial news reports about the bullet-riddled climax of the drama so misleading?

Our cover story and related articles not only sort out the discrepancies about the shootings but also deal with the event's other dimensions. The main story, written by Associate Editor Spencer Davidson, reconstructs the tragedy in detail. Davidson, who has been writing about Arab-Israeli affairs...

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