UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Jun 1, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 544 pages
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Richard M. Dolan is a gifted historian whose study of U.S. Cold War strategy led him to the broader context of increased security measures and secrecy since World War II. One aspect of such government policies that has continued to hold the public's imagination for over half a century is the question of unidentified flying objects.

UFOs and the National Security State is the first volume of a two-part detailed chronological narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Working from hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources, Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs seriously indeed.

Included in this volume are the activities of more than fifty military bases relating to UFOs, innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown craft and analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel, and the Condon Committee Report. Dolan highlights the development of civilian anti-secrecy movements, which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s until the adoption of an official government policy and subsequent "closing of the door" during the Nixon administration.


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Review: UFOs and the National Security State 1: Chronology of a Coverup 1941-73 (UFOs and the National Security State #1)

User Review  - Valiant Thor - Goodreads

Dolan's "UFOs and the National Security State" books are about the closest thing their is to a definitive account of the UFO phenomenon of the time period addressed, from a well-respected and thorough ... Read full review

Review: UFOs and the National Security State 1: Chronology of a Coverup 1941-73 (UFOs and the National Security State #1)

User Review  - Lawrence Ambrose - Goodreads

This is the best book on UFOs that I've read, and Richard Dolan is one of the few authors on UFOs whom I trust implicitly. He's highly intelligent and rational, and brings a fair-minded, meticulous ... Read full review


Foreword by Jacques F Vallee Ph
Prologue To
Saucers in the Skies 1947
Managing the Problem 1948 to 1951
Crisis and Containment 1952 and 1953
Shutting the Lid 1953 to 1956
The Fight to End Secrecy 1956 to 1962
Open Confrontation 1962 to 1966
Winners and Losers 1966 to 1969
The Problem Renewed 1970 to 1973
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Acclaimed UFO Historian, author of the definitive multi-volume UFOs and the National Security State, Richard Dolan has spoken about UFOs for audiences around the world. He has appeared on many specials for The History Channel, Sci Fi Channel, BBC, and elsewhere. In 2006, he was host for the TV series SciFi Investigates...

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