Viet Nam a Letter From the Publisher

During the turbulent years of the Viet Nam War, scores of TIME correspondents and photographers braved the dangers of battle to help shape the magazine's coverage. Two of them, Correspondent John Cantwell and Photographer Sean Flynn, died in the conflict, and five others were wounded. The list of present staffers who served in Viet Nam, either as journalists or in the service of their country, is long and distinguished.

For Dean Brelis, currently TIME's New Delhi bureau chief, memories of Viet Nam go back to 1950-51, when it was an embattled French colony. Ho Chi Minh, leader of Viet Nam's fight...

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