Spyflights and Overflights US Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance, 1945-1960: Volume 1

Auteur: Robert Hopkins
Taal: Engels
Spyflights and Overflights
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781902109503
  • Druk: 1
  • juni 2016
  • 200 pagina's
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Few aviation subjects have been shrouded in more secrecy or been more controversial than Cold War aerial reconnaissance. Former reconnaissance pilot Robert S. Hopkins, III, offers new insights into strategic intelligence flights during the early years of the cold war. Primarily undertaken by RB-50s and RB-47s of the Strategic Air Command and by CIA U-2s, other Western nations such as Britain, Sweden, and Taiwan were equally committed to gathering intelligence about the Soviet Union and its allies, and conducted their own peripheral and overflight missions.

Hopkins challenges longstanding beliefs that the flights served to prevent war, curtailed needless defense spending, and were undertaken by rogue generals bent on starting World War III.

For the first time he shows the Soviet perspective on the flights, and makes a compelling case that reconnaissance flights did not have a sustained adverse effect on Soviet relations with the West.

Using newly-declassified materials, interviews with crews and policy makers, and his own experience flying strategic reconnaissance missions, Hopkins links the daily operations of courageous fliers with decisions by presidents and prime ministers that decided the outcome of the Cold War.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2016-06-15
Afmetingen
21 x 15 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
200 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Robert Hopkins
Uitgever
Hikoki Publications

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9781902109503

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2016-06-15
Subtitel
US Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance, 1945-1960: Volume 1
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1KBB
Thema Subject Code
JWCM

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