Acoustics: Sound Judgment

One of the most incredible bits of by play of the Middle East war was the Israeli-intercepted radio-telephone conversation between Egypt's President Nasser and Jordan's King Hussein, as they conspired to save face by blaming their disastrous defeat on U.S. and British air intervention. But was the identity of the voices firmly established? To test this point, London's Daily Telegraph submitted a recorded tape of the Nasser-Hussein talk to U.S. Physicist Lawrence Kersta, president of Voice-print Laboratories, Inc., in Somerville, N.J. Along with the tape went a two-year-old CBS News recording...

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