General Twining, USAF (Ret.) writes like a retired Air Force general, (he is) and he believes that 1960 (when, coincidentally, he stepped down from the Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) marked the beginning of a very dangerous period during which ""a startling belief"" has developed: that peaceful coexistence might be possible with the U.S.S.R. He likes President Johnson (so far) much better than he did President Kennedy, and ladles out special praise for the steady escalation he notes in our Vietnamese adventure, for the blows that have been dealt the ""No win"" position, and for the Dominican intervention. However, he is still withholding the greater measure of his approval for the day when we launch a direct, all-out attack on China. In the meantime, while not everything is exactly booming in the bombing business, he cheerfully forecasts military prosperity right around the corner.