A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 21, 1975

The task of analyzing President Ford's reassessment of U.S. foreign policy—the subject of this week's cover stories—involved TIME correspondents from Saigon to Tokyo to Western Europe. But the principal reporting for Senior Writer Ed Magnuson's lead story on the Administration's policy reappraisal came from the members of our Washington bureau who have been following the review since it began late last month.

White House Correspondent Dean Fischer began gathering background on Ford's deliberations during the President's recent eight-day working vacation in Palm Springs. Back in Washington last week, Fischer saw the White House mood turn sharply "from calm contemplation to grim apprehension"...

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