U2 spy plane
Drone unmanned spy plane captured by Iran
Reminiscent of the Cold War incident in May of 1960 when a high flying U2 surveillance plane was shot down over Russia with its pilot Gary Powers captured by the Reds Iran has captured an unmanned drone aircraft that was on a surveillance mission over that country. The shooting down of the U2 was the beginning of a series of major setbacks for the United States in its international struggle with the Soviet menace. First came Castro's Cuba declaring itself a communist state and aligning itself with the Kremlin and its policies. Then in April of 1961 came the Bay of Pigs fiasco after John Kennedy took office. Two months later Kennedy got his clock cleaned by Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna; and in early August up went the Berlin Wall dividing the German city into free and commie. The U2 spy plane was launched from Peshawar, Pakistan and was on a mission to photograph ICBM sites and a plutonium production facility. The Drone was launched from neighboring Afghanistan.