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Code Name Looking Glass

"Code Name: Looking Glass" For nearly 3 decades beginning in 1961, at the height of the US and Soviet Cold War tensions, Strategic Air Command operated airborne command posts, code named "Looking Glass" for its ability to mirror the nuclear command underground at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. We look back at Operation Looking Glass and the historic aircraft credited with helping to prevent a nuclear war and winning the long Cold War with the Soviet Union. One of the last remaining EC-135 aircraft is being restored for permanent display at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland. We speak with volunteers and former crew members of "The Glass," as they call it, to hear about the pride and commitment they still have for this icon of the Cold War.

Michele Wolford

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