KOREA: F.O.B. $100,000

When General Mark Clark offered $100,000 last April for the first Russian MIG jet fighter to be delivered intact into allied hands, most people agreed that it was a good idea, but few expected that it would be acted on. U.N. pilots in Korea watched the skies for a few weeks, then dismissed the offer as a good try.

One day this week, as General Clark walked out of his Tokyo headquarters, Air Force General "Opie" Weyland raced up to him and asked breathlessly: "Got a hundred thousand bucks, Boss?" The general raised his eyebrows. General Weyland explained: a Russian-built,...

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