The Nation: The Secret Voyage of Henry K.

FROM the moment of departure, the tour of National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger was understated, underpublicized and played with such casual routine that the press, as well as other interested observers, were all but lulled to sleep. As Kissinger moved from Saigon to Thailand to India, the reporters who greeted him had little to write home about. So the 2½ days that Kissinger was missing and presumed ill in Pakistan raised scarcely an eyebrow.

The Pakistanis were asked in advance to aid in the disappearing act; President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan was apparently in...

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