The World: The Boys on the Plane

Henry Kissinger's African shuttle may be the last of the airborne negotiating missions that have become a trademark of his years as Secretary of State. TIME London Bureau Chief Herman Nickel, who formerly was TIME'S State Department correspondent for 2½ years, was aboard the Secretary's twelve-day safari for peace. His report:

If Henry Kissinger weren't meant to fly around the world, God wouldn't have given him wings. In the air, aboard his vintage U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 (it was once used by Lyndon Johnson), the Secretary of State is truly in his element....

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