Название: The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance - The U-2 and OXCART Programs 1954-1974
Автор: Gregory W. Pedlow, Donald E. Welzenbach
Издательство: The Central Intelligence Agency
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This History Staff Monograph offers a comprehensive and authoritative history of the CIA's manned overhead reconnaissance program, which from 1954 ю 197-1 developed and operated two extraordinary aircraft, the U-2 and the A-I2 OXCART. It describes not only the program's technological and bureaucratic aspects, but also its political and international context. The manned reconnaissance program, along with other overhead systems that emerged from it. changed the CIA's work and structure in ways that were both revolutionary and permanent. The formation of the Directorate of Science and Technology in the 1960s, principally to develop and direct reconnaissance programs, is the most obvious legacy of Che events recounted in this study.