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UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973 Paperback – June 1, 2002
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In his second volume in this series Dolan also coined the term ‘Breakaway Civilization’, which also dovetails trenchantly with this analysis.
UFOs & The National Security State –Chronology Of A Cover Up [Volume 1] by Richard Dolan brings forth a substantial effort in chronicling many of the most notable Unidentified Flying Object sighting in modern history [1941-1973].
A most comprehensive/compelling dissertation of the dilemma humanity is facing within our skies is carried out in this book, and the fact that Dolan carries it out in an objective manner is not something to be taken lightly.
Dolan does an exemplary job in detailing not only the cover up of one of the greatest secrets of human history, but he has also centers his sights on the National Security Apparatus as well as the Military Industrial Complex, both of which have played a monumental role in creating this reality matrix that has been carefully manifested around us.
Furthermore, showing his attention to detail and nuts and bolt approach, Dolan is meticulous in footnoting all sources. This is quite appreciated, because in the arena of ufology, where it’s tough to find tangible evidence – it is one of the biggest covers up after all – it’s great to have someone who’s willing to stick to documentation rather than ‘insider testimony’. Not saying the latter doesn’t matter, but, it’s quite overdone in many circles and this is a much-needed common sense approach.
Coupled with the above, the author also brings forth of the issues of UFO sightings near nuclear facilities. This in it of itself should be highly disturbing, because regardless if you think there are others out there, the simple fact that there is someone technologically advanced enough not only to penetrate the airspace of the United States and its military, but to do so with impunity, in what should be the most secure facilities on the planet [Nuclear weapons are the most powerful weapons on Earth, on paper, after all, aren’t they?] is HIGHLY DISTURBING. The fact that it’s covered up is even more so.
But there is far, far more.
Dolan examines the high strangeness in abductions, cattle mutilations and the like, but also examines much of the disinformation and psychological operations that are carried out by the governments in order to downplay, and ridicule this issue.
This book sets out to lay the foundation for what will undoubtedly be one of the most pressing issues mankind faces right at this moment.
There is nothing else out there even remotely close to this book in this field, except the works of Dr. McDonald and the work of Major Donald Keyhoe. Both have done a rather incisive job in carrying out similar work as Dolan.
Dolan’s nod to the old school researchers is definitely a classy gesture, and shows the nature of the man and the respect he shows those in his field.
If you want credibility, a thoughtful, cogent examination of an issue that has plagued us at least – at minimum – for the last few decades and will continue to affect us thorough the rest of our history, this book is definitely for you.
Everyone should read this book. Regardless of what you believe, it should be your civic duty and responsibility to be informed in this groundbreaking and thought-provoking issue, because eventually we will face it head on, whether the comptrollers want us or not.
Of the utmost importance is how the powers that be have handled this subject. During the 40s-50s it was a somewhat open topic- there was discussion about these puzzling things in the sky, or sea. Dolan has constructed a clear narrative, with a legit paper trail, that shows how this subject was treated with great concern by particularly the US government and military. Some of official investigations led to claims of something astounding as the source of UFOs. Then a clamp down began whereby the subject was marginalized, fake or surface level "studies" like the notorious Blue Book were conducted and the subject was made into a joke, a thing of pop-culture, and a career-killer.
Even after the subject was closed, Dolan shows that were was still government interest in the subject--jets chasing strange objects that can run circles around them, alarm when "swamp gas" fiddles with our nukes and so on. Most of the reviewers on here clearly make similar points, and the evidence is so blunt and simple, it's really astounding the material remains on the fringe. Part of that is likely due to the infrequent appearances of whatever is behind UFOs. It's easy to not feel pressured to pay attention. Denial can never be underestimated. For some, like myself, the possibilities are fascinating, and even though some of stories about who or what is behind UFOs is scary, I'm in to find out. Others don't want to think about it. It's too far out there and there's so much to pay attention to that demands our attention. It makes sense the government doesn't want to admit something way beyond their ability to mange is popping in and out of our sensitive airspace and they can't do diddly.
Debunkers love to ask why 'they' don't just land on the White House lawn. The irony being that they almost did in 1952 and the details of that, with radar returns and military witnesses has fallen on deaf ears. So, if something wildly dramatic and unavoidable happens, I highly recommend people who scramble to find a good source of education to buy this book.
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And to paraphrase another reviewer (who gave it a two star rating), this book is mind-numbing and boring.Read more