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Spy Pilot

By Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and Keith Dunnavant

Reviewed by John Campbell, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)

Difficulties might arise out of these flights, but we can live with them”, that was how Allen Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence, made the case to President Dwight Eisenhower that the reward of authorizing a new reconnaissance program was worth any risk that came with it, uttering one of the classic understatements of the Cold War.

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