The Cold War: Questions to Be Answered

Everyone was looking for exchanged U.S. U-2 Spy Francis Gary Powers, 32.

Senators demanded the right to question him. newsmen were eager to interview him. But Powers was kept under close cover by the Central Intelligence Agency, while interrogators tried to find out exactly what happened in May 1960, when his photo-reconnaissance plane was downed near Sverdlovsk.

Powers had cooperated with his Soviet captors to the point of revealing the name of the unit commander who had given him his orders; he admitted making previous flights along the Russian border, and acknowledged...

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