Nation: Aerial Assassination?

The first reports came from Cuban exiles in Miami and New York. They were given weight by friendly diplomatic sources in Havana. They added up to a grim warning: Cuban pilots in MIG-21 jetfighters, capable of speeds up to Mach 2.2 and bristling with Soviet infrared homing rockets, were plotting to shoot down President Johnson as he flew to Miami for a Democratic fund-raising dinner on Feb. 27. If they failed in that, the Cubans would try to flash in and ram the President's plane kamikaze-style.

After the Florida trip was all over, reporters who had got wind of the story were...

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