RECONNAISSANCE

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Pedlow & Welzenbach Table of Contents

The "construction [of the U-2] was a triumph of faith and determination on the part of its brilliant creator, Kelly Johnson of Lockheed, who subordinated everything to a single overriding goal: flying higher than man had ever flown before." Michael Dobbs, "Into Thin Air," Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2003, W14. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Pedlow, Gregory W., and Donald E. Welzenbach.

1. The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and OXCART Programs, 1954-1974. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 1992.

This study was written in the 1980s as a CIA internal history. Robarge: "Chapter 6 on OXCART declassified October 2004."

2, The CIA and the U2 Program, 1954-1974. Washington, DC: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 1998. ["Synopsis" and 9.48 mb PDF file available at https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/the-cia-and-the-u-2-program-1954-1974/synop.htm]

Synopsis

From "Synopsis": "The product of a remarkable collaboration between the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Air Force, Lockheed Corporation, and other suppliers, the U-2 collected intelligence that revolutionized American intelligence analysis of the Soviet threat. Although the U-2 has been one of America's best known intelligence achievements, significant aspects of the U-2's story have remained unknown outside the US Government. This volume tells much of that story in a clear and engaging manner, providing a fuller context for understanding some of the most dangerous moments of the Cold War. The U-2 stands as a monument to the many ways in which intelligence has upheld the security of the United States and furthered the possibilities for peace around the world."

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1: Searching for a System

Chapter 2: Developing the U-2

Chapter 3: U-2 Operations in the Soviet Bloc and Middle East, 1956- 1958

Chapter 4: The Final Overflights of the Soviet Union, 1959-1960

Chapter 5: U-2 Operations After May 1960

Chapter 7: Conclusion

Appendix A: Acronyms

Appendix B: Key Personnel

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