The Nation: More Excitement Than We Need

Guam's Andersen Air Force Base was the chief jumping-off point for U.S. bombers during the days between the sudden U.S. resumption of the bombing and its equally sudden cessation last week. When TIME Correspondent Herman Nickel visited the huge B-52 fleet there last April, the mood was mild and the pilots easygoing. Last week Nickel found a far grimmer spirit—at least until the bombing runs over the North were halted once again. His report:

FOR three full hours a seemingly endless stream of the huge war machines thundered past Charlie Tower, at the...

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