Nation: Happy Landing

One of the hottest issues around only two years ago, the bitter, all-but-forgotten TFX controversy, surfaced in a new form last week. What the fracas had boiled down to was that the U.S.

Navy needed a new, supersonic jet fighter that could get off an aircraft carrier's deck in a hurry and could land on that same deck without splashing itself into the sea. At the same time, the U.S. Air Force needed a new, all purpose jet fighter to meet the requirements of its own particular missions and assignments.

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara got...

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