NATO: All Ashore

Tardily but impressively, a simulated mushroom cloud rose over the coastal hills of Thracian Turkey. Huge amphibious tanks churned up golden Aegean beaches, and troop-laden helicopters scissored down out of azure Mediterranean skies. Then 8,000 U.S. Marines who had come 6,000 miles from Virginia in four weeks, landed in Turkey last week to grab a stake of ground just north of the historic shores of Gallipoli. The tactical problem set for NATO's Operation Deep Water was to assume that Turkey had been invaded from the north, and in 40 days' fighting, the...

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