A Dangerous Business - The U.S. Navy and National Reconnaisance During the Cold Warby National Security Agency
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During the Cold War, the U.S. Navy was a full participant in the secret war in the ether against the Communist bloc. For decades, Naval aircrews waged a daily struggle against enemy air defenses to gain desperately needed intelligence regarding the military capabilities of the Soviet Union and its Communist allies. This conflict, hidden from public view, constituted an integral component of America's national security strategy throughout the Cold War, and was fraught with risk for the sailors who took to the air to defend freedom.
Many Naval aircraft and lives were lost in this secret struggle - to enemy fighters, to the elements, to mishaps - and 90 men who gave their lives are commemorated in this publication. This brochure is published by the National Security Agency to celebrate the dedication of the U.S. Navy memorial at National Vigilance Park. It is hoped that it will provide readers with a glimpse into a world that was long hidden from view, a world of dedication, heroism and sacrifice. This brochure outlines the history of Naval aerial reconnaissance during the Cold War, and commemorates the many veterans of that long, secret struggle, especially the sailors - fathers, husbands, sons, and shipmates – who gave their lives.
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This is a quick-read review so not thorough. Book is a series of articles about specific missions, especially those leading to losses in action. Fills in gaps about well-known actions that have not been described in detail in regular press, names of crewmembers, other details that help keep their memory honered. Mentions more losses than I was aware -- the Cold War was bloodier than I knew. Bought it because of A3D Skywarrior cover but it's not just A3s or airplanes.