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Penetrating the Iron Curtain : resolving the missile gap with technology / Joan Bird & John Bird, editors.

Other author/creatorBird, John, 1937-2017
Other author/creatorUnited States. Central Intelligence Agency. Historical Collections Division.
Format Software, Book, Print, and Electronic
Publication Info[McLean, Va.] : Central Intelligence Agency, Historical Collections, [2011]
Description56 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm + 1 DVD-ROM in pocket.
Supplemental Content
Supplemental Content
Portion of title Resolving the missile gap with technology
Abstract "In the mid-1950s the US faced the first real challenge since World War II to its strategic superiority over any nation on earth. The attempt to collect intelligence on the Soviets began with an initial period of poor collection capabilities and consequent limited analysis. With few well-placed human sources inside the Soviet Union, it was only with the CIA's development of, what can only be called, timely technological wizardry--the U-2 aircraft and Corona Satellite reconnaissance program--that breakthroughs occurred in gaining valuable, game-changing intelligence. Coupled with the innovative use of aerial and satellite photography and other technical collection programs, the efforts began to produce solid, national intelligence."--
General noteSymposium held Sept. 26, 2011 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
General noteCover title.
General noteDVD-ROM contains 189 declassified documents totaling more than 4,200 pages, newsreel footage, photographs, and PDF of the booklet.
General noteShipping list no.: 2012-0109-P
General note"Historical collections."
General note"100-105679-10."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Other formsAll documents also available on the CIA website at
Technical detailsSystem requirements for accompanying disc: computer with DVD-ROM drive, Adobe reader and Flash Player 9 or above.
Issued in other formOnline version: Penetrating the Iron Curtain
GPO item number0856-A-36
Govt. docs number PREX 3.22:M 69

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