Sunday once more and despite the onrush of Christmas, I am still finding time to read old books.
This time it is Richard M Dolan's "UFOs and the National Security State:Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973." Published by Hampton Roads 2002 ISBN1-57174 3170.
"I have used the term "national security state" to describe its structure of power...Its fundamental traits are secrecy, wealth, independence, power and duplicity." pxxiii
1947. The FBI becomes involved "On July 30 Hoover agreed to give full cooperation in the investigation of flying discs." p33.
1947. The CIA was created on 26/7/47. p42.
1948. "At least some UFO reports were going into CIA files as early as 1948." p54.
"For at least three years the UFO problem was managed by the American military and intelligence community with only limited interference from its citizenry." p94.
"This period also provided scattered evidence that a select group of men from scientific, military and intelligence circles supervised or monitored the activities of ATIC. It is not known whether this group answered to the President or another individual. It does seem clear, however, that they took the UFO problem more seriously than official pronouncements at ATIC indicated." pp94-95.
1952. Speaking of CIA interest. "There is some tangible evidence, as we shall soon see, that ranking CIA officials were genuinely interested in the UFOs themselves." p114.
1952. "Some intelligence agency, most likely CIA appears to have surveilled civilian UFO groups at this time." p114.
1952. The National Security Agency was created on 24/10/52.p117.
1953. "The NSA immediately became involved in UFO reports." p118.
1953. "From 1953 onward, the small control group that managed the UFO problem held the reins even tighter..." p131.