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Missile Handling and Storage Facility, Berbera, Somalia.

In June 1975, U-2s made clandestine espionage flights over Somalia to photograph Soviet military installations near Berbera, which also contained a depot for anti-shipping missiles for the Soviet fleet in the Indian Ocean. Schlesinger used the high-altitude U-2s because the CIA did not want to release satellite photographs to members of the US Congress (DoD).

SOURCE: Aerial Espionage. Secret Intelligence Flights by East and West. Dick van der Aart, Airlife Publishing Ltd., England, 1985, p. 42.

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