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RobKendall 08-16-2013 10:48 AM

CIA acknowledges ‘Area 51’ in declassified documents
From The Washington Post's website:
CIA acknowledges ‘Area 51’ in declassified documents after previously redacting all references

By Associated Press, Published: August 15

LAS VEGAS — The CIA is acknowledging the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents.

George Washington University’s National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request and released it Thursday.

National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted.

Richelson says he requested the history again in 2005 and received a version a few weeks ago with mentions of Area 51 restored.

Officials have already acknowledged in passing the existence of the facility in central Nevada where the government is believed to test intelligence tools and weapons.

Richelson believes the new document shows the CIA is becoming less secretive about Area 51’s existence, if not about what goes on there.


SandraHelton 08-16-2013 11:08 AM

Ah, we see
Fantastic news! At last!

Thanks for the information.


Norma Rae 08-25-2013 06:00 AM

New York Times
There was an article on the front page of The New York Times this Friday, August 23, as well. Not the most informative article, but nice to see it on the front page.

Namaste from the Midwest,

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