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Iraq reports first U-2 flight in support of U.N. inspection mission

...reported the first flight by an American U-2 surveillance plane Monday in support...November. The Iraqis agreed to allow U-2 flights last week, fulfilling a major...destruction. "At 11:55 a.m., a U-2 surveillance plane entered Iraqi airspace...
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Iraq forces suspension of U.S. surveillance flights

...fighter jets threatened two American U-2 surveillance planes, forcing them to...withdraw." He said that "further U-2 and Mirage reconnaissance flights are still planned." The U-2 planes were flying missions at 10 a...
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Cubans claim arms hidden on North Korean freighter

...two missile systems - Volga and Pechora - are 1960s- and '70s-era hardware. One such system shot down the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers in 1960, according to an Air Force website. They are considered largely ineffective...
Iraq responds to weapons inspectors' criticisms

...was blocking his teams from using a U-2 reconnaissance plane: Dr. Blix stated...position to guarantee the safety of the U-2 plane. Iraq proposed that suspended for the duration of the U-2 flight and radars installed at the civil...
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Inspectors find 'positive' change in Baghdad, but only 'a beginning'

...immediate agreement, as expected, for U-2 reconnaissance flights over Iraq. In...issues in their Baghdad talks. On the U-2, for example, the Iraqis had balked...over northern and southern Iraq while a U-2 was aloft. Presidential adviser Amer...
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U.N. reduces humanitarian staff in Baghdad

...allowed another flight by an American U-2 spy plane Thursday but a U.N. spokesman...was the second flight this week by a U-2 in support of the U.N. inspection program. Iraq allowed the first U-2 flight Monday after resisting such flights...
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Reports:U.S. lied in '50s UFO explanations

...reconnaissance flights (namely the U-2) over the United States," Haines...high-altitude experimental aircraft, the U-2 and the SR-71. The early U-2s were...investigators "aware of the secret U-2 flights tried to explain away such sightings...
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Air Force buys six new unmanned spy planes from Northrop Grumman

...Navy. The newly available drones, to be built in San Diego, are due by 2005. Designed to serve as a substitute for the U-2 spy plane, the Global Hawks can hover over a target for up to 24 hours. With a 116-foot wingspan, they have a range...
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A look at the 20th century: 1962

...Khrushchev acted after Kennedy pledged not to invade Cuba. But before the crisis was resolved, the Pentagon reported a U-2 spy plane had been shot down over Cuba. Thousands of military reservists were called to Florida, 90 miles from Cuba...
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