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

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

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.

Title:UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781571743176
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  • Blackbird_61

    Truly. Until reading this book I not only did not "believe" in UFO's. I did not believe 2+2=5 either. In other words I felt I knew enough about hard science to exclude the possibility of the Visitors,...

  • Sean Blake

    "The object possessed a superior speed, superior climbing ability, and was able to turn equally well as the F-94."Air Force intelligence report on UFO interception, 1952Richard M. Dolan's UFOs and the...

  • Lawrence Ambrose

    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 pe...

  • Erik Graff

    I put most UFO books under the "sciences" rubric with the thought of someday separating them out, though this is more a documented history of the phenomenon drawing substantially on governmental sourc...

  • Zy Marquiez

    Over the last decade or so, Richard Dolan has become the unofficial historian of UFOlogy, and with good reason. Dolan, in his usual no-nonsense, methodical and rational approach has brought credibilit...

  • Eric Wojciechowski

    In 1947, when General Cutler asked General Twining if there was anything to be concerned about regarding these UFOs the Air Force was chasing, General Twining replied with a three page letter that the...

  • Tom Kenis

    "I have become convinced that the scientific community, not only in this country but throughout the world, has been casually ignoring as nonsense a matter of extraordinary scientific importance."James...

  • Ryan Summers

    If you're not already convinced that the UFO phenomena is legitimate, please let this be your first book on the subject. There are a lot of less credible books discussing this phenomena, but Richard d...

  • Phillip

    This book is a lot of fun. It is the first of (at present)two volumes on the history of what he calls UFOs and the National Security State. Dolan studied cold war history. The interesting thing about ...

  • Valiant Thor

    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...