A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 19, 1982

The guns were relatively silent in Beirut last January when TIME published "Children of War," a memorable cover story by Senior Writer Roger Rosenblatt about children who grow up not in playgrounds but on the battlefields of the world. When Israel invaded Lebanon six weeks ago, Rosenblatt returned to Beirut to try to find the children he had interviewed. What he discovered during his search appears in the form of a seven-day journal, part of this week's cover story.

"At a distance, the world seemed so chaotic, I could not imagine what had happened...

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