Friday, May 07, 2010
I’m going to assume that most of my readers are familiar with Kelly Johnson. For those that know, you’ll want to read this editorial from The New York Times.
The Last Days of the Dragon Lady
”FIFTY years ago today, the Soviet Union announced that it had shot down an American U-2 spy plane and that its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was alive.
It seems like a long-ago event from the cold war. That may be why, in this era of satellites and drones, most people are surprised to learn that the U-2 is not only still in use, but that it is as much a part of our national security structure as it was a half-century ago. “
May 7, 2010