Demand still high for U-2 spy plane

A <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000126141145" title="U.S. Air Force" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/u.s.-air-force-ORGOV0000126141145.topic">U.S. Air Force</a> U-2 spy plane flies in this undated file photo. For more than half a century, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000009" title="Central Intelligence Agency" href="/topic/politics/espionage-intelligence/central-intelligence-agency-ORGOV000009.topic">CIA</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000021106" title="U.S. Military" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/u.s.-military-ORGOV000021106.topic">U.S. military</a> have relied on the sinister-looking black jet to go deep beyond enemy lines for vital intelligence-gathering missions.

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A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane flies in this undated file photo. For more than half a century, the CIA and U.S. military have relied on the sinister-looking black jet to go deep beyond enemy lines for vital intelligence-gathering missions.

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