ARMED FORCES: Antisubmarine Boss

After 35 years' service ashore and afloat and 6,000 flying hours as a naval aviator. Rear Admiral John Smith Thach, 52, last week drew a unique assignment: goblin hunting. In Navy parlance, goblins are unidentified submarines. By Navy observation, goblins currently spotted on an average of once a week off the Atlantic coast are nosy members of a Russian submarine fleet that numbers almost 500 boats, and is already ten times the size of Germany's wolf pack at the outbreak of World War II. Very soon, new Soviet boats will have missile capacity; Central Intelligence Agency Chief Allen Dulles...

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