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Project Coldfeet

Author : William Matthew Leary
ISBN : UOM:39015038142777
Genre : Political Science
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In May 1962 the Office of Naval Research and the CIA launched one of the most exotic and successful spy missions of the Cold War: the parachuting of two intelligence officers onto a hastily abandoned Soviet drift station on a deteriorating Arctic ice pack to collect data, and their retrieval using an experimental aerial recovery technique. This book, coauthored by one of those officers and a leading of CIA historian, offers a first-time description of the top secret mission. It combines page-turning adventure with a detailed inside look at the U.S.-Soviet race to conquer the Arctic at the height of the Cold War. Combating bureaucratic resistance, dwindling funds, untested equipment, and savage weather conditions, the small American team of researchers and intelligence specialists raced against time to take advantage of a rare opportunity to assess the Soviets' progress in meteorology, oceanography, and especially submarine detection - before the station disintegrated. The key to success was the Fulton Skyhook, a new technology designed to snatch the men from the ice on a 500-foot, balloon lifted line and reel them up into a specially outfitted B-17 bomber traveling at 125 knots. Based on station logs, after-action reports, and interviews with many of the participants, this one-of-a-kind account provides fascinating background on the participants, their special equipment, mysterious CIA aircraft and personnel, and Soviet and U.S. drift stations. The authors also place the mission in the perspective of the Cold War race to develop under-ice nuclear submarine operations and acoustic submarine detection capabilities.
Category: Political Science

Project Coldfeet

Author : William M. Leary
ISBN : 1682473481
Genre : History
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In May 1962 the Office of Naval Research and the CIA launched one of the most exotic spy missions of the Cold War: the parachuting of two intelligence officers onto a hastily abandoned Soviet drift station on a deteriorating Arctic ice pack to collect data and then retrieve the pair using an experimental recovery technique, later used by James Bond in the movie Thunderball. This book offers a first-time description of the top secret mission by one of the parachutists and a leading CIA historian. Together they combine page-turning adventure with a detailed inside look at the U.S.-Soviet race to conquer the Arctic at the height of the Cold War. Combating bureaucratic resistance, dwindling funds, untested equipment, and savage physical conditions, the small American team of researchers and intelligence specialists raced against time to take advantage of a rare opportunity to assess the Soviets' progress in meteorology, oceanography, and especially submarine detection--before the station was smashed to bits by the grinding, drifting ice. Key to success was a fledgling recovery technology known as the Fulton Skyhook, designed to snatch the men from the ice on a 500-foot, balloon-lifted line snagged by a specially outfitted B-17 bomber traveling at 125 knots and then reel them up into the plane in howling sub-zero winds. Based on station logs, after-action reports, and interviews with many of the participants, this one-of-a-kind account provides fascinating background on the personnel, special equipment, mysterious CIA aircraft, and Soviet and U.S. drift stations. The authors also place the mission in the perspective of the Cold War race to develop under-ice submarine operations and acoustic submarine detection capabilities.
Category: History

Central Intelligence Agency Operations

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230562702
Genre :
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 167. Chapters: Project MKULTRA, Contras, Rendon Group, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Operation Mockingbird, Operation Gladio, Extraordinary rendition by the United States, Covert United States foreign regime change actions, 1953 Iranian coup d'etat, Black site, Laotian Civil War, 1973 Chilean coup d'etat, United States intervention in Chile, Abu Omar case, 1954 Guatemalan coup d'etat, Khalid El-Masri, Operation Cyclone, Stargate Project, Project Azorian, Plausible deniability, Battalion 3-16, Church Committee, Cuban Project, Habbush letter, Operation Charly, Phoenix Program, Tepper Aviation, Gladio in Italy, Operation 40, CIA drug trafficking, Project Dark Gene, Farewell Dossier, Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare, Edgewood Arsenal experiments, Operation CHAOS, Operation Gold, JMWAVE, Roni Bowers, Siberian pipeline sabotage, Gerry Droller, Project MKNAOMI, Project FUBELT, Operation IA Feature, National Security Archive, Operation Dormouse, PBHistory, Premier Executive Transport Services, William Robert Plumlee, Operation Kugown, Project ARTICHOKE, Civilian Irregular Defense Group program, Project MKDELTA, Acoustic Kitty, Operation Merlin, Operation PBFORTUNE, Argo 16, Operation MIAS, J.C. King, Project COLDFEET, Operation Midnight Climax, Peshawar Air Station, American Committee on United Europe, Amalgam Virgo, Project RESISTANCE, Project CHATTER, HTLINGUAL, Project MERRIMAC, Subproject 22, Operation WASHTUB, Project MKOFTEN, Operation Kufire, European Youth Campaign, Joint Advisory Commission, Korea, Operation Matador, Extraordinary repatriation, Project MKCHICKWIT.
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The Polar Times

Author : August Howard
ISBN : UCSD:31822009129073
Genre : Antarctica
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Category: Antarctica

Air Space Smithsonian

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015048122686
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 36.16 MB
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Category: Aeronautics

Cq

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ISBN : UVA:X006051157
Genre : Amateur radio stations
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Category: Amateur radio stations

Inside Cia

Author : Sharad S. Chauhan
ISBN : 8176486604
Genre : Intelligence service
File Size : 90.65 MB
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A Compilation Of Articles From Various Sources-Relating To The Success And Failures Of Cia In Field Of Intelligence. The Study Is Divided Under 60 Headings Relating To This Sensitive Subject.
Category: Intelligence service

Airpower Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021049833
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
File Size : 20.86 MB
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

Exploring Polar Frontiers

Author : William James Mills
ISBN : 9781576074220
Genre : History
File Size : 28.62 MB
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Presents a reference to the efforts of humans to conquer the North and South Poles, with more than 500 biographical, geographical, and subject entries; a chronology of expeditions; and maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Category: History

Twilight Warriors

Author : Curtis Peebles
ISBN : 9781612513621
Genre : History
File Size : 33.43 MB
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From the start of the Cold War to the fall of Saigon, from the Congo to Tibet, from the Bay of Pigs to North Vietnam and Nicaragua, here is a comprehensive overview of U.S. air-supported covert operations against the Soviet bloc. Twilight Warriors brings a sense of continuity to the shifting, shadowy battlefronts of the Cold War, spanning the postwar decades with one fascinating account after another. The known and not-so well known are woven together to provide the big picture: failed early attempts to set up spy cells behind the Iron Curtain (confounded by the agent Kim Philby), the actual CIA plane that secretly appeared in the James Bond film "Thunderball," Operation Mongoose, clandestine "airlines," and the gutsy breed who took to the skies as airborne spies. This is a sweeping, globe-trotting account of covert ops in the post-war era that reads like an epic secret history.
Category: History

Perilous Missions

Author : William M. Leary
ISBN : 9780817353407
Genre : History
File Size : 70.20 MB
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Perilous Missions is William M. Leary's detailed operational history of the USA's Civil Air Transport (CAT), taking it through its many forms and uses in Asian conflicts.
Category: History

Studies In Intelligence

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ISBN : PURD:32754075457717
Genre : Intelligence service
File Size : 28.6 MB
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Category: Intelligence service

Bernt Balchen

Author : GLINES CARROL V
ISBN : UOM:39015047740629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography of Bernt Balchen tells the story of an aviation ground-breaker, the first person to fly over both of the poles, whose reputation and military career were undermined by one of his peers. Glines, a retired Air Force colonel and curator of the Doolittle Military Aviation Library at the University of Texas, Dallas, argues that Richard Byrd, a onetime mentor of Balchen, almost single-handedly destroyed Balchen's chance for a promotion to brigadier general and forced his retirement from the Air Force in 1956 at the peak of his technical expertise. This book reestablishes some of the facts that Byrd forced Balchen's publisher to remove from his 1958 biography, and relates in detail the Arctic flights and World War II operations that Balchen flew. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mammoth Book Of Inside The Elite Forces

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781780337319
Genre : History
File Size : 54.5 MB
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to American and British special forces, covering all aspects of their equipment, training and deployment in the Iraq age of warfare. It takes a special kind of person to join the Special Forces and those to pass the stringent entrance requirements are subjected to the most rigorous training. They're trained to be super-fit, taught to survive in the most adverse conditions, and turned into killing machines. This book reveals what makes these men tick, and everything you need to know to become one of them. It covers all the types of training required - for fitness, combat, survival, navigation, communication, infiltration, interrogation, extraction and evasion. And it details the full array of weapons used, from small arms and knives to explosives and air back-up. Also included are full listings of all the units - including the SAS, Green Berets, SBS, Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Army Rangers - and their deployment in present-day conflicts such as Desert Storm, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and anti-terrorist operations.
Category: History

Identifying And Managing Project Risk

Author : Tom Kendrick
ISBN : 9780814413418
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winner of the Project Management Institute’s David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award 2010 It’s no wonder that project managers spend so much time focusing their attention on risk identification. Important projects tend to be time constrained, pose huge technical challenges, and suffer from a lack of adequate resources. Identifying and Managing Project Risk, now updated and consistent with the very latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide, takes readers through every phase of a project, showing them how to consider the possible risks involved at every point in the process. Drawing on real-world situations and hundreds of examples, the book outlines proven methods, demonstrating key ideas for project risk planning and showing how to use high-level risk assessment tools. Analyzing aspects such as available resources, project scope, and scheduling, this new edition also explores the growing area of Enterprise Risk Management. Comprehensive and completely up-to-date, this book helps readers determine risk factors thoroughly and decisively...before a project gets derailed.
Category: Business & Economics

Arctic Ice Shelves And Ice Islands

Author : Luke Copland
ISBN : 9789402411010
Genre : Science
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This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of Arctic ice shelves, ice islands and related features. Ice shelves are permanent areas of ice which float on the ocean surface while attached to the coast, and typically occur in very cold environments where perennial sea ice builds up to great thickness, and/or where glaciers flow off the land and are preserved on the ocean surface. These landscape features are relatively poorly studied in the Arctic, yet they are potentially highly sensitive indicators of climate change because they respond to changes in atmospheric, oceanic and glaciological conditions. Recent fracturing and breakup events of ice shelves in the Canadian High Arctic have attracted significant scientific and public attention, and produced large ice islands which may pose a risk to Arctic shipping and offshore infrastructure. Much has been published about Antarctic ice shelves, but to date there has not been a dedicated book about Arctic ice shelves or ice islands. This book fills that gap.
Category: Science

Geophysics In The Affairs Of Mankind

Author : Lee C. Lawyer
ISBN : 9781560800873
Genre : Science
File Size : 71.75 MB
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This personalized narrative is both a technical and economic history showing how exploration geophysics evolved from simple scientific beginnings into a sophisticated science impacting civilization in diverse ways. It presents geophysics as an intriguing scientific and technical field full of sharp contrasts, revealing it as an unusual blend of the theoretical and the practical, the laboratory and the field, the nonprofit effort and the profit-making venture, a cornerstone of peace and an implement of war. Written by members of the profession well acquainted with many of the key actions and players, this book describes intriguing developments and applications that took place within three interrelated fields of earth physics-exploration geophysics, seismology, and oceanography-during the never-ending search for oil and natural gas. Stressing challenge and change, this chronicle is bracketed by two major flex points in Western civilization-the initial waging of deadly global war (1914-18) and the conclusion in the 1990s of the Cold War that threatened civilization with nuclear annihilation. It is a complex story of people and events that highlights the emergence of major industries on the international scene. The book is must reading for all practicing earth scientists and their families, investors in the industry, and people interested in economic geology, public and world affairs, military warfare, the history of science and technology, environmental sciences, and even outdoor adventure.
Category: Science

Research Reviews

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435069592640
Genre : Naval research
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Category: Naval research

Naval Research Reviews

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ISBN : UIUC:30112075629136
Genre : Naval research
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Category: Naval research

Spies Wiretaps And Secret Operations A J

Author : Glenn P. Hastedt
ISBN : 9781851098071
Genre : History
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A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. * Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events * Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science * Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders * A glossary of key espionage terms * An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading * Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role
Category: History