Posts by Category: Cold War Era

C-130 Shootdown (09/02/1958)

C-130 Shootdown (09/02/1958)

On the 2nd of September 1958, Soviet MiG-17 pilots shot down a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance-configured C-130 aircraft over Soviet Armenia; 17 crewman were aboard. Below are the transcripts, reports, and audio files concerning the incident. ...

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Operation Mount Hope III

Operation Mount Hope III

Operation Mount Hope III was a secret American operation to capture a crashed Soviet-made Mi-24 “Hind” attack helicopter. The aircraft had crashed and been abandoned in the conflict between Libya and Chad. In 1988 two U.S. MH-47 Chinooks of ...

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RAND: Have We Reached the End of History?

RAND: Have We Reached the End of History?

Document excerpt: “In watching the flow of events over the past decade or so, it is hard to avoid the feeling that something very fundamental has happened in world history. The past year has seen a flood of articles commemorating the end ...

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