National Affairs: WHAT RED AIRPOWER?

How strong is Soviet Russia's Air Force? Last week, the man in the best position to judge, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Nathan Farragut Twining, was winging home after an inspection of Red airpower such as no Western airman has ever made. Reported TIME'S Washington Bureau Chief James Shepley, who covered Twining's mission to Moscow:

THE most important single result of the Twining mission is a solid conclusion: the U.S. has been overrating Soviet airpower. As the eight-day tour of the American airmen ends, some fairly clear judgments take shape. They are...

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