Time Magazine Contents Page

Vol. 138 No. 24 DECEMBER 16, 1991

COVER STORIES

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HOSTAGES: Back from Hell

Free at last, they tell their harrowing tales of horror and courage

The Mysterious Mr. Picco

How he helped rescue the captives

What Did the U.S. Learn?

Circumstances, not men, did the trick

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NATION: Big Trial on the Small Screen

Willie Smith has his day in court

Sununu Gets the Boot

But can Bush revive his presidency?

Hail to the New Chief of Staff

Skinner is a low-key troubleshooter

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WORLD: Soviet Nukes on the Loose

The West wonders who has control

Will Others Get the Bomb?

Third World regimes stand poised

The...

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