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Old 10-27-2018, 02:53 PM   #3498 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I thank the Soviets for nothing. They're lucky they didn't push the button. Flying a recon jet over a country isn't an act of war. They had their spies too, and they still do. That's not an act of war either.
They didn't know what kind of bird it was.We had flown B-47 bombers before.
We violated their sovereign territory,an act of war,recognized under international law.They would have been well within there rights to go to MAD.
We sold them their radar,we thought we knew their surveillance capabilities,and were wrong about what they actually had,and never thought they'd produce a SAM which could reach the blackbird.
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