FOREIGN RELATIONS: Better to See Once

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Eleven hours out of Baltimore's Friendship International Airport, 4½ hours after a refueling touchdown in Iceland, the gleaming Boeing 707 jet transport, emblazoned u.s. AIR FORCE, peacefully cruised eastbound above the sandy beaches of Baltic Latvia toward the heart of the Soviet Union. With Russian officers peering over the shoulders of American pilots, with its distinguished passengers at the windows looking down upon unfamiliar landscape, the jet flew on across the great Russian plain, the jagged pattern of Russian farm fields, an occasional blue lake and great patches of green...

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