A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 1, 1958

IN the U.S. Navy's underground antisubmarine warfare plotting room in Norfolk, sailormen stand 24-hour-a-day vigil over a map that represents the millions of square miles of Atlantic Ocean (see cut). From the Navy's far-flung detection posts come reports of unidentified contacts, instantly plotted with diamond-shaped metal markers. This wall-sized chart is televised daily to Atlantic Fleet Commander Jerauld Wright, Admiral U.S.N.; top-secret reports on sightings are typed on red paper, circulated among the proper officials of the Pentagon—and the typewriter ribbons are locked up after use to prevent unauthorized people from examining the ribbon imprints. This is only one phase...

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