National Affairs: Secret Out

Near the tobacco port of Samsun on Turkey's northern coast looms a huge tower-top radar eye that looks across the Black 'Sea and deep into Russia. Operated by General Electric Co. under contract with the U.S. Air Force, the eye tracks test missiles launched 700 miles away at Krasnyy Yar, Russia's version of Cape Canaveral, Fla. A vital source of U.S. intelligence about Soviet missiles, the Samsun radar picked up the 1,000-mile flight of an intermediate range ballistic missile in mid-1955, has detected five IRBM launchings a month over the past year or so. Last...

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