Commando Solo: AMERICA'S PERSUADER IN THE SKY

The Air Force's latest secret weapon, a dull gray propeller-driven craft converted from cargo service, looks as slow and chunky as a pelican. But Commando Solo could prove as important as any jet fighter or bomber in the infowars of the future. A TIME reporter, the first journalist allowed to tour the $70 million plane, found the fuselage stuffed with more electronics than a mallful of Radio Shacks: secure fax machines and computers, cassette decks, compact disc and VHS tape players, and powerful transmitters. This gear allows the plane's 11-man crew to jam a country's TV and radio broadcasts and substitute...

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