Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage
Dino Brugioni talked about President Eisenhower’s secret Cold War efforts to develop intelligence gathering spy planes and… read more
Dino Brugioni talked about President Eisenhower’s secret Cold War efforts to develop intelligence gathering spy planes and satellites. He is a retired senior analyst with the CIA and has briefed presidents from Eisenhower through Ford. As a founder of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center, Mr. Brugioni was a key member of the team providing President Kennedy with evidence that the Soviets were installing missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Dino Brugioni is the author of Eyes in the Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA and Cold War Aerial Espionage (Naval Institute Press, 2010). He spoke at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. He showed photographs during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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