by Arjun Walia
Although it didn't 'officially' exist before the CIA made this admission, it was pretty clear that something secretive was going on in the Nevada desert. That secretive something would be the testing of secret aircraft and technology that the public has absolutely no idea about.
Take for example the U.S. air strike against Libya in 1996. An F-111 jet was used, which had been operational since 1983, but its existence was still kept secret for a number of years after.
These programs are referred to as Special Access Programs (SAP), and they are funded from what's known as the 'Black Budget.' From these we have unacknowledged and waived SAPs.
These programs do not exist publicly, but they do indeed exist. They are better known as 'deep black programs.'
A 1997 US Senate report described them as,
It's also important to mention that the United States has a history of government agencies existing in secret. The National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952 but its existence was hidden until the mid 1960's.
Even more secretive is the National Reconnaissance Office, which was founded in 1960 but remained completely concealed for 30 years.
Under-Ocean & In Bottom Military Bases
Research into and discussions of under-ocean and in-bottom military bases began decades ago.
For example, in 1968 the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) discussed the construction of dozens of undersea bases. The study was titled "Feasibility of Manned In-Bottom Bases."
It's important to show you the abstract here, because it clearly reveals what the military-industrial complex was considering, and what they could do within their technological reach at the time - more than four decades ago.
Read below the full study:
So, do these bases exist today without question? I think they do, just like Area 51 existed without question.
In 1987 Deputy Director of Engineering and Construction for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lloyd A. Duscha, gave a speech at an engineering conference titled "Underground Facilities for Defense - Experience and Lessons."
In the first paragraph of his speech he states the following:
He then went into a discussion of the Corps' involvement in the 1960's in the construction of the large and elaborate NORAD base buried deep beneath Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado.
This is just a public statement, but you will not find a more significant public admission of secret, underground bases than this one. Such speeches are not the only evidence available, however.
There also exist documents obtained by researchers through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that shed more light on the subject, and clearly outline plans for the contraction of underground facilities.
Another great example of in-bottom bases deep underneath the ocean floor comes from William B. McLean, who was the inventor of the Sidewinder air-to-air missile and former Technical Director of the China Lake Naval Ordnance Test Center (NOTS).
He was also the Technical Director of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in San Diego.
McLean made some comments to John Newbauer, who at the time was the Editor-in-Chief of Astronautics and Aeronautics, stating that these plants and projects were already in development. ("A Bedrock View of Ocean Engineering," Interview of William B. Mclean by A/A Editor-in-Chief John Newbauer, Astronautics and Aeronautics - April 1969 - 30-36.)
This was in 1969, but keep in mind that the abstract above is from 1968, meaning that these constructions could have been under development before, or shortly after this publication.
What Do These Facilities Look Like?
Walter Koerschner, who was an illustrator for the United States Navy's Rock-site team during the 1960's, contacted Richard Sauder, Ph.D, who has researched this topic extensively.
This was at the time when the Navy had plans for technically complex and very large buried manned bases beneath the ocean floor.
His background is verified, documents like this, or a simple google search of Waters name along side "US Navy" or "US Navy Illustrator" would suffice.
He contacted Dr. Sauder to provide him with some of the original illustrations he had done for this project, and they are very telling. Dr. Sauder, in his book Hidden In Plain Sight, provides these illustrations and goes into detailing regarding the science and engineering behind these projects.
It is quite fascinating and I recommend you check him out if you are interested in learning more.
Here is an excerpt and picture from the book:
The book has many other illustrations from Koerschner, but unfortunately I cannot seem to find any more online.
It Doesn't End With Area 51
There are also known underground facilities in existence.
Take for example the Swedish underground military facility at Musko. It's a large naval base built underneath a mountain. The hospital alone within this facility holds over 1,000 beds.
Musko engineers blasted out 1,500,000 cubic meters of stone in order to build it.
The world's most prominent researcher on Underground Military Facilities (in my opinion), Richard Sauder, Ph.D, told of an interesting story in his book Hidden In Plain Sight that I'd like to share with you:
There are documents available which expose a deep underground command center that was to be built far below regions such as Washington, D.C. and China Lake, California during the Cold War.
Documents show that in 1964 the military was considering building a huge underground cavity 4,000 feet deep beneath China Lake, and it's well known that the United States and the Soviet Union created a vast infrastructure to support a complex of offensive and defensive weapons during the Cold War.
This infrastructure included sites and facilities for developing, testing, storing, and manufacturing weapons. There was also a host of communication and command centers.
The very first TOP SECRET memo on the subject was issued by Robert McNamara on November 7th, 1963 from the office of the Secretary of Defense. A second memo was issued on the same day concerning a proposed Deep Underground National Command Center that would be approximately 3,500 feet beneath Washington.
The memo also mentioned elevator shafts below the State Department and White House that would descend to 3,500 feet, with high speed, horizontal tunnel transport to the main facility. And this was way back in the 60's. Imagine what technological feats we are capable of now...
A World of Transparency is required if our race is to evolve out of our infancy.
Maybe one day, everything will come to light...