National Affairs: History's Child

An admiral who could boast of having served with Nelson at Trafalgar would still have known only a fraction of the history of war at sea. But, like a considerable group of still serviceable flying officers, silver-haired, cigar-smoking General Nathan Farragut Twining has personally navigated sloops, junks and frigates of the air. When he was named to succeed General Hoyt Vandenberg as chief of staff of the jet-age Air Force last week, he had already lived, airwise, almost since the beginning of time, and had participated actively in three of four major eras...

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