THE NATION: Question of Faith

On the floor of the Senate one day last week Ohio Democrat Frank Lausche recalled a luncheon given by the Foreign Relations Committee in honor of the U.S.S.R.'s visiting First Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan. The questioning, led by Lausche, turned to the crash of an off-course U.S. Air Force C-130 transport in Soviet Armenia last September; Lausche doubted the Soviets' insistence that they knew nothing about eleven crewmen still unaccounted for. Mikoyan looked Lausche in the eye and said: "You have no faith in us." Last week the State Department put out...

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