The high-flying U-2 reconnaissance aircraft is proving invaluable in supporting ground troops in the current counterinsurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq, reinforcing the calls not to retire the Cold War-era platform prematurely, reported Stars and Stripes, Jan. 6, 2009. Here, a U-2 assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing taxis down the runway at a non-disclosed air base in Southwest Asia after completing a mission, Dec. 30, 2009.
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