CIA feared strangers more than the USSR

The declassified materials: CIA feared alien more than a nuclear war with the Soviet Union

Declassified CIA documents show how much the U.S. government has paid attention to the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects in the 1950s. An extensive set of CIA documents show that tiny chance of an alien invasion in this department caused more fear than the threat of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union, writes The Sydney Morning Herald (full text online InoPressa), promising in the Saturday issue a detailed report on the subject.

UFOs and amateurish research into methods of psychological warfare for half a century not only attracted attention in the highest circles of the United States. In the development of these issues was attended by prominent representatives of science and military affairs.

According to a The Sydney Morning Herald investigation, the results of which will be published on Saturday, CIA documents show clearly: in the 1950s, the U.S. military and intelligence officers are actively analyzed all possible contact the United States and the Western democracies with aliens. While some trained staff management in 1953, experimenting with each other seamlessly podsypaya LSD, says the publication, others have tried to cope with the influx of UFO reports.

However, after the outbreak of activity in the early 1950s marked a serious decline in interest in these subjects. At the same time, the motley files on UFOs have time to enter a variety of information, ranging from the unidentified objects, "which appeared on the Belgian uranium mines in the Congo" and ending with the Nazi "flying saucers."

When in 1979, The New York Times reported that the CIA engaged in research of UFOs, this article is said to be so upset the then Director of Intelligence Stansfield Turner that he had asked his staff: "Are we doing a UFO?" It turns out that the subordinates had to give him an affirmative answer.

But how, what, when, why, and who is involved — all that remained a secret, giving conspiracy theorists endless source of cause for speculation. Now, however, journalist The Sydney Morning Herald Philip Moore got all the data from the Roswell incident to the present day, the newspaper said. Its publication intends to publish a report in Saturday's edition.

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