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UFOs and government : a historical inquiry

Author: Michael D Swords
Publisher: San Antonio ; Charlottesville : Anomalist Books, ©2012.
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"Governments around the world have had to deal with the UFO phenomenon for a good part of a century. How and why they did so is the subject of UFOs and Government, a history that for the first time tells the story from the perspective of the governments themselves. It's a perspective that reveals a great deal about what we citizens have seen, and puzzled over, from the "outside" for so many years. The story, which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Swords
ISBN: 1933665580 9781933665580
OCLC Number: 809977863
Description: xi, 580 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: World War II and the immediate post-war era --
Ghost rockets --
The flying disks and the United States --
A formalized UFO project --
Grudge --
Duck and cover --
Transition --
Tacking against the wind --
The CIA solution --
Intermission --
A Cold War --
Somethng closer this way comes --Battle in the desert --
The Colorado Project --
After the close of Blue Book --
The Swedish military's UFO history --
The Australian military and the official government response --
UFO secrecy and disclosure in Spain --
UFOs and France, beginnings of a scientific investigation --
Glimpses of episodes in other countries.
Other Titles: Unidentified flying objects and government
Responsibility: Michael Swords [and others].

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"Governments around the world have had to deal with the UFO phenomenon for a good part of a century. How and why they did so is the subject of UFOs and Government, a history that for the first time tells the story from the perspective of the governments themselves. It's a perspective that reveals a great deal about what we citizens have seen, and puzzled over, from the "outside" for so many years. The story, which is unmasked by the governments' own documents, explains much that is new, or at least not commonly known, about the seriousness with which the military and intelligence communities approached the UFO problem internally. Those approaches were not taken lightly. In fact, they were considered matters of national security. At the same time, the story reveals how a subject with such apparent depth of experience and interest became treated as if it were a triviality. And it explains why one government, the United States government, deemed it wise, and perhaps even necessary, to treat it so. Though the book focuses primarily on the U. S. government's response to the UFO phenomenon, also included is the treatment of the subject by the governments of Sweden, Australia, France, Spain, and other countries."--Publisher's information.

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