A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 8, 1983

Every TIME story on U.S. foreign policy includes extensive reporting by the Washington bureau. But rarely does the quest for facts and analysis involve as many members of the bureau and their disparate assignments as this week's cover package on the dramatic hardening of the Reagan Administration's Central American policy. As last week progressed, Bureau Chief Robert Ajemian moved to deploy more and more of his 18-person staff to cover the multiplying elements and events. Defense Correspondent Bruce Nelan sought to put together details of the U.S. ground and sea...

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