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wolfdancer
01-27-2005, 06:00 PM
Just happened to go through my "100 Photographs" (Life) mag. today, and found this item:
"......when U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson confronted him
( the Soviet Ambassador to the U.N.) with these photos of missile sites taken by the high-flying spy plane, the U-2, the Soviets were compelled to back down. The presentation of seemingly incontrovertable evidence would become known as the "Adlai Stevensom moment"
Robert Kennedy later admitted that he and his brother found the grainy images quite baffling, and banked on the interpretation proffered by the CIA "I, for one, had to take their word on it"

highsea
01-27-2005, 07:55 PM
JFK said when he first saw the pictures, "They look like footballs on a football field". Lol

http://library.thinkquest.org/11046/recon/photos.html

It makes you appreciate the difficulty in targeting these sites for airstrikes.