James Joyner notes that a U2 Spyplane recently crashed while returning home from a misson over Afghanistan. Do you remember the last time you read such a headline? It was over 40 years ago!
There are several questions at once that attend such an event. One wonders, for example, what the mission was, and why it crashed. As James notes, one also wonders why we’re still using 40+ year-old spyplanes.
I had no idea the U2 was still in our inventory, let alone in service. And no, Bono and crew did not name their band after the plane.