The Soviet Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics And The United States Of America

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Americans Caught in a Lie and Air Missile Shot Down On May 1, 1960 there was a major incident involving the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and United States of America. The Central Intelligence Agency developed a high-altitude spy plane. President Dwight Eisenhower was nervous about Union of Soviet Socialist Republics achievements in technology. So Eisenhower approved a plan to spy the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to find out their intentions. Central Intelligence Agency pilot Francis Gary Powers was on a secret spy mission to fly over and photograph territory deep in Russia. The U-2 plane was shot down by Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Powers was captured. It was actually said that Powers had some poison with him so he could take it just in case he was captured, but after he was shot down he decided against it. Some people brand him as a coward for it. I’m sure Powers was terrified because he didn’t know what the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was going to do to him knowing he had been spying on them. He probably felt like he let America down so he decided to not tell anyone anything about United States of America government plans. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics charged Powers of espionage on July 8, 1960. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics probably felt betrayed by United States of America. He was found guilty on August 17, 1960. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited Powers in 1956 to fly the U-2 which could reach the…

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