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Cia And The U-2 Program, 1954-1974 Gregory W. Pedlow

Cia And The U-2 Program, 1954-1974

Gregory W. Pedlow

Published August 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780788183263
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333 pages
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A comprehensive & authoritative history of the CIAs manned overhead reconnaissance program (MORP), which from 1954 to 1974 developed & operated 2 extraordinary aircraft, the U-2 & the A-12 OXCART. Describes not only the programsMoreA comprehensive & authoritative history of the CIAs manned overhead reconnaissance program (MORP), which from 1954 to 1974 developed & operated 2 extraordinary aircraft, the U-2 & the A-12 OXCART. Describes not only the programs technological & bureaucratic aspects, but also its political & international context. The MORP, along with other overhead systems that emerged from it, changed the CIAs work & structure in ways that were both revolutionary & permanent. The formation of the Directorate of S&T in the 1960s, principally to develop & direct reconnaissance programs, is the most obvious legacy of the events in this study.