“Flying the Mukden Gauntlet: Covert RB-45 Flights Against China.”

The Cold War’s most dangerous game was ‘ferreting’ or the deliberate penetration of Communist airspace in ‘peacetime’ to collect intelligence for assessment and nuclear targeting. This is the little-known story of a series of ferret flights over China during the Korean War in preparation for nuclear weapons use should that option have been selected by President Truman.

Flying the Mukden Gauntlet