Project Azorian, the 1974 recovery of a sunken Soviet submarine resting 16,300 feet below the surface of the North Pacific, was a singular success for the CIA and the U.S. Navy - despite last-minute media leaks that proved to be of no consequence.
A nation's counterterrorism measures range from employing its intelligence agencies to monitor, understand and, if possible, take pre-emptive actions against terrorists to mobilizing the international community against them. These themes are discussed in several recently published books
This heretofore little-known story of air-delivered, radio-controlled missiles versus naval ships in World War II is a precursor to naval war in the 21st century from which lessons can be learned.
The publication of this slim and easily read book is timely, to say the least. As Congress and the nation debate yet again the size of our nuclear stockpile and the various treaties surrounding nuclear weapons, Jerry Miller's work provides a history of how we amassed so many warheads - a ready reference to the plethora of treaties and agreements over the years.
At hand is one of the more important books ever published about the CIA - a working insider's account of the aerial reconnaissance program that was, in many opinions, the cardinal Cold War achievement of America's intelligence community.
Almost every reader will recall the exciting voyage to the moon by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in 1969. Not so well known was the recovery of those astronauts and the moon rocks they brought back from the middle of the Pacific Ocean four days later.