DEFENSE: Power for Peace

Suddenly the blue-green Gulf Stream erupted with convulsive fury. Like a giant marlin in a cascade of brine, a grey, bottle-shaped monster leaped into the afternoon. For an instant it hung against the sky—silent, ominous, streaming foam. Then it came alive with unearthly racket. Its tail belched flame, and it climbed into its new element with incredible ease. Arcing high into the thin, cold reaches of space, the first ballistic missile ever to be fired from a submerged submarine swung surely toward the south and east. Polaris, named for the mariner's...

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