New PDF release: Eyes in the Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial

By Dino A. Brugioni

ISBN-10: 159114082X

ISBN-13: 9781591140825

Dino A. Brugioni, writer of the best-selling account of the Cuban Missile situation, Eyeball to Eyeball, attracts on his lengthy CIA occupation as one of many world's best specialists on aerial reconnaissance to supply the interior tale of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s efforts to exploit undercover agent planes and satellites to collect army intelligence. He finds Eisenhower to be a hands-on president who, opposite to well known trust, took an lively position in assuring that the newest know-how used to be used to collect aerial intelligence. This formerly untold tale of the key chilly conflict espionage software makes complete use of the author’s personal firsthand wisdom and of the data received from interviews with very important individuals. As a founder and senior officer of the CIA’s nationwide Photographic Interpretation heart, Brugioni was once a key participant in holding Eisenhower educated of all advancements, and he sheds new mild at the president’s contributions towards development an efficient and technologically complicated aerial reconnaissance organization.

Eyes within the Sky presents info of the president’s backing of the U-2’s improvement and its use to dispel the bomber hole, to supply facts on Soviet missile and nuclear efforts and to house crises within the Suez, Lebanon, chinese language Off Shore Islands, Tibet, Indonesia, East Germany, and in other places. Brugioni bargains new information regarding Eisenhower’s order of U-2 flights over Malta, Cyprus, Toulon, and Israel and next warnings to the British, French, and Israelis that the U.S. wouldn't aid an invasion of Egypt. He notes that the president additionally subsidized the improvement of the CORONA photographic satellite tv for pc, which finally proved the missile hole with the Soviet Union did not exist, and various different satellite tv for pc structures that detected and monitored difficulties around the globe.

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