Spyplane: The U-2 History Declassified

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MBI Publishing Company, 2001 - History - 278 pages
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Book discusses the requirement for and the design, development, and operation of the U-2, from 1954 when the design began, to the current overflights of the Balkans and Iraq. Includes extensive discussions of U-2 overflights of hostile countries (USSR, China, North Korea, North Vietnam) and NASA's use of the U-2.
 

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Contents

Overhead Intelligence
5
Operation Overflight
83
The Missle Gap
117
Spyplanes over Cuba
181
New Spyplanes
211
After the Cold War
231
Appendixes
265
Index
277
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Norman Polmar is an analyst, consultant, and author specializing in naval, aviation, and science and technology issues. He has been a consultant or advisor on naval-related issues to three U.S. senators, the Speaker of the House, and the Deputy Counselor to the President, as well as to the Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has written or coauthored more than fifty published books and numerous articles on naval, aviation, technology, and intelligence subjects.

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