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Eyes in the Sky : Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage.

Author: Dino Brugioni
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dino A. Brugioni, author of the best-selling account of the Cuban Missile crisis, Eyeball to Eyeball, draws on his long CIA career as one of the world's premier experts on aerial reconnaissance to provide the inside story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's efforts to use spy planes and satellites to gather military intelligence. He reveals Eisenhower to be a hands-on president who, contrary to popular belief, took  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brugioni, Dino.
Eyes in the Sky : Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dino Brugioni
ISBN: 9781612510149 1612510140
OCLC Number: 712016044
Description: 1 online resource (517 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; ONE: The Beginning; TWO: The Awakening; THREE: Cold War Overflights; FOUR: Allen Dulles Becomes CIA Director; FIVE: The Awakening of Science as an Intelligence Collector; SIX: Under Way; SEVEN: 1955: Year of Transition to Technology; EIGHT: The U-2 Missions Begin; NINE: Suez, Little Rock, Hungary, and the Black Knight Flights; TEN: The Technological Capabilities Panel; ELEVEN: The U-2 Flights Resume; TWELVE: Tactical Use of the U-2 and Related Technical Developments; THIRTEEN: The Missile Gap and The Gary Powers Flight. FOURTEEN: The Corona Program Gets Under WayFIFTEEN: The Missile Gap is Solved; SIXTEEN: Epilogue; Notes; Index; About the Author.

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Dino A. Brugioni, author of the best-selling account of the Cuban Missile crisis, Eyeball to Eyeball, draws on his long CIA career as one of the world's premier experts on aerial reconnaissance to provide the inside story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's efforts to use spy planes and satellites to gather military intelligence. He reveals Eisenhower to be a hands-on president who, contrary to popular belief, took an active role in assuring that the latest technology was used to gather aerial intelligence. This previously untold story of the secret Cold War espionage program makes full use o.

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