ARMED FORCES: Ground Warfare

In the course of weapons-testing, it was inevitable that the U.S. Army sooner or later would pit its prized Nike (rhymes with Mikey) antiaircraft guided missile against the Air Force's pet Martin Matador jet bomber missile, an "uninhabited"' aircraft. The Nike-Matador aerial duel was held at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.Mex. this fall—and it promptly set off a ground war between Army and Air Force pressagents.

Although results of the Nike-Matador match were officially classified as secret, the Army lost no time in leaking the news that Nike had blasted the jet-powered Matador from the sky. The Air Force was...

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