A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 11, 1982

Children of War," the extraordinary chronicle that is our cover story this week, is a unique enterprise for TIME and perhaps for journalism. Never before have the thoughts and feelings of children growing up on the world's battlegrounds been the subject of such encompassing and penetrating exploration. Involved in the initial arrangements were TIME correspondents at bureaus in Great Britain, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. What their efforts made possible was a five-week, 25,000-mile odyssey by Senior Writer Roger Rosenblatt to regions of the world long tormented by war. What he returned...

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