DIPLOMACY: Europe Hands Henry a Last Hurrah

As Henry Kissinger himself might have put it, the end of a diplomatic era was at hand. Barring some unforeseen emergency, Kissinger's trip to the NATO ministerial conference in Brussels last week was to be his last journey abroad as U.S. Secretary of State. TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold Schecter accompanied the most traveled Secretary of State in U.S. history on his farewell voyage and cabled this report:

At first it seemed like just another Kissinger journey—one of 40 covering more than 560,000 miles that have carried him to 57 countries since he...

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