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UFOs and government

a historical inquiry

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This edition was published in by Anomalist Books in San Antonio, . Charlottesville.

Written in English

580 pages

"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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"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.

UFOs and government

a historical inquiry

This edition was published in by Anomalist Books in San Antonio, . Charlottesville.


Edition Description

"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.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Unidentified flying objects and government

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
001.9420973
Library of Congress
TL789 .U22 2012, TL789 .U219 2012

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26343647M
Internet Archive
UFOsAndGovernment
ISBN 10
1933665580
ISBN 13
9781933665580
LC Control Number
2015304150
OCLC/WorldCat
809977863

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