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July 11, 1958: In a terrifying age of spectacular weaponry that presaged our current era of the drone, the United States Army put on a large demonstration of 14 different types of missiles before a large audience at Fort Bliss, Tex., and the nearby White Sands, N.M., missile range. Though most were still under development, the reporter warned of what the future held — of opening “a Pandora’s box from which will leap missiles with ranges unlimited, speeds almost infinite, and actions almost human.” This image reminded a letter writer of the famous picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. “They are so different, and yet so similar. Place them next to each other. Makes one think?” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times
July 11, 1958: In a terrifying age of spectacular weaponry that presaged our current era of the drone, the United States Army put on a large demonstration of 14 different types of missiles before a large audience at Fort Bliss, Tex., and the nearby White Sands, N.M., missile range. Though most were still under development, the reporter warned of what the future held — of opening “a Pandora’s box from which will leap missiles with ranges unlimited, speeds almost infinite, and actions almost human.” This image reminded a letter writer of the famous picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. “They are so different, and yet so similar. Place them next to each other. Makes one think?” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

July 11, 1958: In a terrifying age of spectacular weaponry that presaged our current era of the drone, the United States Army put on a large demonstration of 14 different types of missiles before a large audience at Fort Bliss, Tex., and the nearby White Sands, N.M., missile range. Though most were still under development, the reporter warned of what the future held — of opening “a Pandora’s box from which will leap missiles with ranges unlimited, speeds almost infinite, and actions almost human.” This image reminded a letter writer of the famous picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. “They are so different, and yet so similar. Place them next to each other. Makes one think?” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

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