History That Interests Me Part 2

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History That Interests Me Part 2

  1. 1. History That Interests Me Part II: CIA During the Cold War By Brandon Engberg Declassified ______ _ _ _ _____ ____ ___ _ ____ ___
  2. 2. CIA Cold War Technology <ul><li>During the Cold War the CIA began to design new methods of secretly keeping tabs on the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of space reconnaissance aircraft became very common. </li></ul><ul><li>The first design was the Lockheed U-2 (bottom right) which was a near space reconnaissance aircraft. </li></ul><ul><li>However a problem would arise when CIA pilot Gary Powers was shot down and taken captive on May 1,1960. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result the SR-71 “Blackbird” (Center) was created and first used in 1966. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a reconnaissance aircraft that could fly into space and fly fast enough to outrace missiles. </li></ul><ul><li>The CIA would also go on to work on highly classified reconnaissance satellites such as the CORONA/KH-4B imagery IMINT satellite. (Top Right) </li></ul>
  3. 3. CIA Cold War Tactics <ul><li>During the Cold War the CIA began experimenting with hidden weapons, code talk and new methods of spying. </li></ul><ul><li>Anything from a simple hand signal to something as complex as shoelace pattern (Top Right) was used as secret code talk. </li></ul><ul><li>To go along with the secret code “talk”the CIA developed very secretive weaponry as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these hidden weapons included a one shot toothpaste gun (Bottom Right) or a briefcase gun. </li></ul><ul><li>As the Cold War went on spying on the Soviets became more and more prevalent. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of hidden compartments was very common for spies. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples include an open space hidden in a car (Bottom Left) or a coin that opens to reveal an opening used for storing messages. (Top Left) </li></ul>
  4. 4. CIA Cold War Controversy <ul><li>During the Cold War the CIA was involved in a lot of controversial activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these activities included torture methods or having a hand in assassination attempts. </li></ul><ul><li>A specific CIA torture technique that is still around today is the water-boarding method. (Bottom) </li></ul><ul><li>This method was often used to acquire information from captured people. </li></ul><ul><li>As for assassinations the CIA often would move in an attempt to kill or kill any foreign leader who they deemed a threat. </li></ul><ul><li>Fidel Castro was an example of a frequent target of CIA assassination attempts. </li></ul>

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