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February 27, 1967

Editorial

The S¡no-Soviet Threat

Who's Where

Industry Observer

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Editorial

The S¡no-Soviet Threat

(Following is Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara’s latest assessment of the military strategic threat posed by Soviet Russia and Communist China. He discussed the threat during his testimony on the posture of U.S. defenses before a joint session of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Defense A ppropriations.—Ed.
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Who's Where

In the Front Office Hamilton T. Holt, president. HITCO, Gardena, Calif., succeeding Robert M. Daiss, who continues as chairman and chief executive officer. Theodore H. Truesdell, president, D. B. Milliken Co., Arcadia, Calif., succeeding Donald B. Milliken, who continues as chairman.
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Industry Observer

Watch for the British government to exercise an option for 40 additional General Dynamics F-llls by the Apr. 1 option expiration date. Unit cost will be $5.8 million, the price agreed upon when the British signed a firm order for 10 F-l 11s last year (AW&ST May 23, 1966, p. 32).
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Washington Roundup

Divorce China Style Russia may be forced to depend entirely on sea shipment of Vietnam war supplies as a result of the continuing anti-Soviet bitterness demonstrated by the Chinese Communists. Russia last week accused the Chinese of stealing MiG-21s destined for North Vietnam and shipped by truck and rail through China.

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War in Vietnam

Navy Develops Package Air Strike Tactic

Technique designed to counter Communist repair capability by hitting possible bypasses along with major supply routes

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War in Vietnam

McNamara Backs Bomb Policy in Defending Present Limitations

Washington-Bombing of North Vietnam should be continued at present levels, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara told Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committee members during hearings on the Fiscal 1967 defense supplemental authorization bill.

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Space Technology

Apollo Site P-1 Scanned By Orbiter 3

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Management

U.K. Defense Plan Tied to NA TO Decision

London-British government hopes to determine the future size of its defense establishment by next June, when final decisions on the new composition of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are formulated in Brussels. The government’s concern with the size of its NATO commitment in Germany was forecast in a recent Defense White Paper which outlines British aims and costs prior to debate in the House of Commons (AW&ST Feb. 20, p. 21).

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Space Technology

Apollo Water-Glycol Line Breaks Studied

Washington-Investigators have determined that water-glycol coolant lines in the Apollo 204 spacecraft ruptured and played a role in the Jan. 27 fire that killed astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee. Whether the broken lines were a cause or an effect of the fire has not been established, but investigators are theorizing that as many as 10 different factors could have contributed to the accident.

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News Digest

Engine production speedup and a slight stretchout in airframe production have greatly reduced the number of new aircraft awaiting engines before they can be delivered. For example, on Feb. 23 there were four 727 transports in Boeing's Seattle storage yard without powerplants.
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