Back in the early 80s, Soviet engineers began outfitting an Ilyushin-76 jet with a laser cannon. Two models of the “Falcon-Echelon” planes were flown — presumably as counterweights to U.S. efforts to construct a fleet of missile-zapping jets.
Meet Russian spy and femme fatale, Anna Chapman. Some may argue that she was well-endowed by nature. Be that as it may, after her arrest this week, it’s for sure she’s busted.
In its efforts to keep Congress funding huge military budgets in the 1980s, the Reagan administration exaggerated the threat from the Soviet Union's military projects, newly published documents show. [The same for "terrorism" today? Nah.]