World: Time to Send a Public Message

Few Americans know Iran better than former CIA Director Richard Helms, a friend of the Shah's for 20 years and U.S. Ambassador to Tehran between 1973 and 1976. In an interview with TIME Washington Contributing Editor Hugh Sidey, Helms makes the traditional case for toughness. Sidey's report:

The world of Richard Helms has been a long struggle against the marauding Russian bear. That is why Helms speaks so strongly about the grim outlook in Iran. Says he: "We ought to go to our NATO allies and make certain that we are all together, and then we ought to sit down with the...

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