The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974

The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974

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A comprehensive a authoritative history of the CIA's manned overhead reconnaissance program (MORP), which from 1954 to 1974 developed a operated 2 extraordinary aircraft, the U-2 a the A-12 OXCART. Describes not only the program's technological a bureaucratic aspects, but also its political a international context. The MORP, along with other overhead systems that emerged from it, changed the CIA's work a structure in ways that were both revolutionary a permanent. The formation of the Directorate of SaT in the 1960s, principally to develop a direct reconnaissance programs, is the most obvious legacy of the events in this study.Secret-NOFORN Chapter 3 152 5ed4t Force of 31 a€” with the more powerful Pratt aamp; Whitney J75-P13 jet engine. This new power plant generated 4, 200 pounds more thrust while adding only 2, 050 pounds more weight. With its greater power, anbsp;...

Title:The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974
Author: Gregory W. Pedlow, Donald E. Welzenbach
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998

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