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

UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973 [Kindle Edition]

Richard M. Dolan
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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1571743170
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing; Revised edition (1 Jun 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It is quite obvious that the research that went into this book was phenomenal. And this book not only uncovers the cover-up of the UFO scene, but uncovers the CIA, FBI, DIA, NSA, etc. clandestine operations such as Operation Often, Operation Paperclip, MKULTRA. A few among the many cover-ups that have been revealed.

Mr. Dolan has found records of UFO sightings and contacts from all over the world; from citizens to government official to military personnel and officers.

There is no doubt that something is happening and it has and is being covered-up for whatever reason. Mr. Dolan lays the facts all out there for all to see.

This is a truly amazing book! One that is a must read for those who want to know the real deal!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction there is - and a warning 26 May 2009
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Dolan is a qualified historian who ran across the UFO problem after seeing a copy of Timothy Good's book ""Above Top Sectret". He was so amazed by what he read that he decided to dig in and find out if it was really true. Finding that it had a properly docmented basis he decided to write a history of the phenomenon and it's associated coverup using the normal techniques of historians, and this book is the result.

This book does two things extremely well. First it establishes beyond doubt the reality of the UFO phenomenon, and second it establishes the reality of the coverup of the UFO phenomenon. There have been many books that have attempted to do this and with varying degrees of success, but what puts this book ahead of nearly every UFO book I have read (that concentrates on these two issues) is that it is based entirely on documented evidence, furthermore the documents on which it is relies *are not in dispute*. This standard of documetary evidence has been possible largely as a result of the Freedom of Information Act as it was before it was gutted in 1985.

The FOIA was an occurence completely unforseen by the people involved in the coverup and it has been their undoing. After the Act all it took was someone to get the papers, sit down among them, separate the important from the trivial, date order it, write it up and allow the facts to take them to the obvious conclusions. And that is what Dolan has done. It is as simple as that. Along the way he also made it readable. So, if you want an excellent introduction to the topic I belive there is none better out there.

But I give you a warning.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best book on history of UFO's 2 Dec 2007
Richard Dolan has written one of the most important books on the UFO coverup ever, using his skill as a historian he has documented very clearly that the government/military /corporate establishment are very aware of nonhuman craft and are involved in possibly one of the biggest coverup's of all time. Using credible eyewitness accounts, public records and inside information he has put a comprehensible book that is a must read for anyone interested in finding out the truth about UFO's whether laymen or serious researcher.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Richard Dolan's interest in the UFO issue was, by his own admission, originally stimulated by reading UK researcher Timothy Good's groundbreaking best-seller "Above Top Secret." With almost no initial knowledge of the subject Dolan, a trained historian, committed to a project to discover whether the UFOs persistently intruding into our skies might be of non-human manufacture and if this was known and deliberately concealed by government and military agencies; or if under analysis some other prosaic explanation might be found for this most persistent phenomenon.

After years of painstaking research, interviews with key witnesses and extensive analysis of FOIA-released documents, Dolan discovered that the enormous "National Security" apparatus operating in the USA either under or outside the control of elected government representatives indeed has been withholding information about the issue, deceiving the people and elected government officials for decades. This is the starting point of the author's thesis, which he then develops in an interesting and thought-provoking direction.

This first volume in his evolving trilogy of how the "National Security State" in the USA has managed and controlled public access to information about the UFO issue focuses on the period 1947-1973. The facts are presented in clear detail in Dolan's engaging, literate and lively writing style. Analysis of sightings, examination of evidence for the possible recovery of ET technology (from Roswell and elsewhere) and military encounters with "unknown" objects during this period are documented in an even-handed way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best UFO book ever written? 14 Mar 2010
It's been said already, but this is one of the best written and researched UFO books i have ever read, i look forward to the next volume. Can not recommend it highly enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 30 Oct 2007
By Susan W
If you are interested in reading about UFO's and want documented facts, not speculation, this is the book for you. In a field of study where there are a lot of charlatans and plain crazies, this book shines for its solid research and intelligent analysis. Dolan has put together the big picture, and what he's found is more than fascinating. Very worthwhile read.
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Published 12 days ago by Grandad
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I only read books about Nottingham Forest & UFOs because I don't have much time for reading. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms A. Bradder
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern, vital, highly-readable reference work
This book provides a detailed, narrative survey of reports of UFOs, USOs, aliens, and their activities between 1941 and 1973, and of the various people and organisations that... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Caius Axim
3.0 out of 5 stars A clueless conspiracy
Richard M. Dolan's book (with a foreword by Jacques Vallée) argues that UFOs are real, extraterrestrial and covered-up by the U.S. military and intelligence communities. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ashtar Command
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful reference source for the experienced researcher, but...
'UFOs and the National Secuity State: 1941-1973' provides a useful but flawed reference source for official documentation on the history of the UFO phenomena, principally from the... Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2011 by Anthony M
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Excellent!!!
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up - 1941-1973

Quite simply an excellent investigative book on the UFO phenomenon. Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2009 by Craig Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse
Richard Dolan's, "UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973" certainly gives us a glimpse of the effort that the "powers that be" undertake to keep... Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2007 by J.A.R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a serious look at the UFO phenomena
A big thank you to Richard Dolan for using his skills as a historian to meticulously go though all the officials records, mainly released through the Freedom of Information act, to... Read more
Published on 1 Nov 2007 by Aeneas
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