Twilight Warriors: Covert Air Operations Against the USSR

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 330 pages
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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. <em>Twilight Warriors</em> brings a sense of continuity to the shifting, shadowy battlefronts of the Cold War, spanning the postwar decades with one fascinating account after another. <br><br>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 <em>Thunderball</em>, 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.

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<strong>Curtis Peebles</strong> is an aerospace historian and author, co-author, or editor of fourteen books. He has appeared on such television shows as <em>NOVA, Unsolved History</em>, and <em>Tactical to Practical</em>. Show More

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