National Affairs: The Riotous Test

The gleaming Douglas C-118 (DC-6) transport had no sooner touched down at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport than U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Nathan F. Twining smacked up against newsmen's questions about the "political" significance of his visit. Said General Twining, who had journeyed to Moscow at the invitation of Soviet leaders (TIME, June 11): "I am not in the political business." He had, he said, flown to the Communist heartland to "see their equipment and their latest developments." This week Nate Twining attended the vaunted Soviet Aviation Day flyover—and saw precious little in...

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