Words matter. These are the best Annie Jacobsen Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In the winter of 1973, the American POWs held captive in Vietnam were released according to the terms of the Paris Peace Accords.
The area out at Area 51 that was part of the Operation Plumbbob test continues to be contaminated. It was not cleaned up until the ’80s.
One of the few things the Air Force did admit to me existed out there presently without admitting that it was Area 51 is this drone called the ‘Beast of Kandahar’ which does not fire missiles, unlike the Predator and the Reaper, but just conducts surveillance.
The oil under Libya is the champagne of oil, drop for drop the world’s most valuable.
Anyone who’s read my ‘Terror in the Skies’ series knows that I have not been writing with an eye toward approval from any government agency.
I’m not an aviation historian, I’m not an Air Force aficionado, and I’m definitely not a ufologist. I’m not someone who studies UFOs.
As far as I know, all the presidents know about Area 51. It would almost be impossible for them not to.
I examined a lot of CIA declassified UFO files, which are fascinating, because there was a huge UFO craze going on in America. There still is today, but it certainly started in ’47. And by the ’50s, it was in full force.
Who would have thought that in the 1950s, Burbank was a hotbed of international espionage?
Can a democratic nation fight a War on Terror and at the same time bend over backward so as not to offend a few visitors’ rights?
In 2001, Katie Couric told ‘Today Show’ audiences that 7 percent of Americans doubt the moon landing happened – that it was staged in the Nevada desert.
Area 51 is located in southern Nevada desert about 75 miles north of Las Vegas. It’s set inside a greater land parcel that’s about the size of the state of Connecticut that’s called the ‘Nevada Test and Training Range.’
The CIA teamed up with Army, Air Force and Naval Intelligence to run one of the most nefarious, classified, enhanced interrogation programs of the Cold War. The work took place inside a clandestine facility in the American zone of occupied Germany, called Camp King.
Many of the engineers I interviewed worked on reverse-engineering technology. It’s a hallmark of Area 51.
In many previously classified documents relating to activities at the base, the words ‘Area 51’ are conveniently blacked out. There’s always a euphemism for it – like ‘the test facility’ or ‘the base’ – but never ‘Area 51.’
The activities that went on at Camp King between 1946 and the late 1950s have never been fully accounted for by either the Department of Defense or the CIA.
The idea that Area 51 was this test facility working to move science and technology faster and further than any other nation is true and is one of the great hallmarks of Area 51. There are other areas of the base that are controversial – but they both exist simultaneously – out there in the desert.
In 1957, with the arms race in full swing, the Department of Defense had decided it was just a matter of time before an airplane transporting an atomic bomb would crash on American soil, unleashing a radioactive disaster the likes of which the world had never seen.
The problem is the myths of Area 51 are hard to dispute if no one can speak on the record about what actually happened there.
Urban legend has it that Area 51 is connected by underground tunnels and trains to other secret facilities around the country.
In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.
Since 9/11, the Justice Department has been widely criticized for one particular tactic it uses in fighting the War on Terror: it detains suspicious persons for long periods of time and puts them under heavy questioning before they are ever even charged with a crime.