National Affairs: The Battle for Outer Space

The Battle for Outer Space In his closely guarded headquarters in Los Angeles, Air Force Major General Bernard Schriever, 46, keeps hidden under a shroud a model of one of the intercontinental ballistic missiles which are his special concern. Less and less under wraps, in recent weeks, is slim Ben Schriever himself, and the Pacific Coast has gradually become aware that he runs something called the Western Development Division, a $3 billion Air Force project for developing, testing and possibly operating the H-bomb-carrying, 5,000-mile ICBM. Consequently, the experts took notice last week...