A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 29, 1980

The call of duty for TIME foreign correspondents inevitably has its hazards. New Delhi Bureau Chief Marcia Gauger was inside the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, in November of last year when it was attacked and burned by an angry mob. She was the only journalist present, and her first-person account of the siege and subsequent rescue became part of a TIME cover story. Nairobi Bureau Chief Jack White was in Kampala for this week's World story on the Uganda elections when he and Photographer Bill Campbell were trapped for two hours at the downtown cable office under a hail of...

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