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  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • CIA pilot buried 53 years after downing

    06/19/2005 5:23:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 570+ views
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A CIA pilot killed in an ambush by Chinese communists 53 years ago has been buried in his mother's grave, a year after military investigators found his remains and identified them. Robert Snoddy was 31 when he was shot down on a clandestine mission in Manchuria in 1952. A last wish of Snoddy's mother was that no marker be placed on her grave until her son came home. A stone with the names of both mother and son will mark the long-delayed reunion. "He's home, and it's not a time to be sad anymore," Roberta Lee...