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CIA's Cold War pigeon spying program disclosed in newly declassified docs: report


Added 09-14-19 12:29:03pm EST - “Newly declassified documents detail the CIA's secret Coal War spy-pigeon missions, the BBC reported Saturday.” - Foxnews.com

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Newly declassified documents detail the CIA’s secret Cold War spy-pigeon missions, the BBC reported Saturday.

The files reveal how pigeons were trained for clandestine missions photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union, according to the BBC.

The 1970s operation was codenamed “Tacana” and explored the use of pigeons with tiny cameras automatically taking photos.

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