FOREIGN RELATIONS: Invitation Accepted

During a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff Nathan Twining excused himself, strode back to his desk in Room 4E929 in the Pentagon. He smoothed his jacket, laid aside his inevitable cigar, nodded to an aide. At the signal a door swung open and a Russian officer resplendent in a white uniform walked in and introduced himself: Colonel Philip Bachinsky, the Soviet air attache in Washington. Bachinsky politely conveyed to Nate Twining the compliments of Marshal Vasily Sokolovsky, chief of staff of the Red army, and presented an invitation: Sokolovsky requested the pleasure...

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