Twilight Warriors: Covert Air Operations Against the USSR

Twilight Warriors: Covert Air Operations Against the USSR

by Curtis Peebles
     
 

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From the start of the Cold War to the fall of Saigon, from the Congo to Tibet, from the Bay of Pigs to North Vietnam and Nicaragua, here is a comprehensive overview of U.S. air-supported covert operations against the Soviet bloc. Twilight Warriors brings a sense of continuity to the shifting, shadowy battlefronts of the Cold War, spanning the postwar decades with one

Overview

From the start of the Cold War to the fall of Saigon, from the Congo to Tibet, from the Bay of Pigs to North Vietnam and Nicaragua, here is a comprehensive overview of U.S. air-supported covert operations against the Soviet bloc. Twilight Warriors brings a sense of continuity to the shifting, shadowy battlefronts of the Cold War, spanning the postwar decades with one fascinating account after another. The known and not-so well known are woven together to provide the big picture: failed early attempts to set up spy cells behind the Iron Curtain (confounded by the agent Kim Philby), the actual CIA plane that secretly appeared in the James Bond film "Thunderball," Operation Mongoose, clandestine "airlines," and the gutsy breed who took to the skies as airborne spies. This is a sweeping, globe-trotting account of covert ops in the post-war era that reads like an epic secret history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612513621
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
419 KB

Meet the Author


Curtis Peebles is the author of The Corona Project and 11 other books on aerospace history. He is with the NASA History Office at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB.

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