Armed Forces: A Lesson for Sunland

Moscow protested that "the American brass has obviously set itself the task of creating a tense situation near the southern border of the Soviet Union." The Russians indicated that any U.S. aircraft straying too close to Soviet territory would be shot down. Yet all such shouting was fully expected, and at week's end the U.S. and Iran pushed right ahead with "Exercise Delawar,"*a training maneuver which assumes that Iran has asked the U.S. for help in stopping an invasion of its borders from the north.

For exercise purposes, Iran was called "Freeland" and,...

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