A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 6, 1975

The two recent attempts on the life of President Gerald Ford have sparked great national concern for his safety. They also raise significant questions about the kind of protection that Ford—and other world leaders—receive. This week's cover stories examine the security surrounding the President, tell the bizarre story of the second unsuccessful attempt on his life, and explore the tangled sociological and psychological roots of assassination. For all the writers and researchers of TIME'S Nation section, it was another week of exceptional effort. For the third time in four weeks, TIME'S West Coast correspondents found themselves in the middle of a...

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