A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 24, 1978

Cyrus Vance went to Washington insisting he would travel abroad only rarely as Secretary of State, a comment that led Henry Kissinger to wisecrack to the correspondents who regularly roamed the world with him: "You guys are going to miss me. The only shuttle you're going to see from now on is between Washington and New York."

Not so. To date Vance has logged some 180,000 miles as Secretary of State, and with him nearly all the way has been either TIME's Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott or State Department Correspondent Christopher Ogden, who had an exclusive interview with Secretary Vance before his...

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