6. Bridge of Spies
Read the Question.
Some individuals argue that the Powers-Abel exchange prolonged the Cold War and caused more damage, while others feel it was an act of diplomacy that saved lives before and after. Who do you think has a stronger argument?
Scan the Blurb.
In the February of 1963, American spy-plane pilot, Gary Powers, was exchanged for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel at the infamous “Bridge of Spies.” The intriguing story that led to this exchange seemed to have been typical of the Cold War.