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A Well-Tested Eye in the Sky: What U-2 Spy Planes Do over Iraq that Satellites Don't

One of the most important pieces of technology being used to search Iraq for evidence of weapons is a 48-year old spy plane. The U-2, which was first flown in the beginnings of the Cold War, has withstood the test of time and continues to be widely used by the US. This site provides details about the history of the U-2. It also describes many technical aspects involved in flights, such as the advanced sensor systems and pilot life support.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0228
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February 28th, 2003
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:37pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:37pm
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