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By early 1964 the argument for disclosure had become persuasive. More A-12s were arriving at the test site and making more flights. The aircraft’s existence probably would be revealed eventually under circumstances the US government could not control, such as a training accident or equipment malfunction, or through a news leak.
On 29 February 1964, the National Security Council decided to surface OXCART. Later that day, the White House announced the successful development of an advanced experimental aircraft, the A‑11, which has been tested in sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour and at altitudes in excess of 70,000 feet
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
I recommend the aviation forum here at ATS to answer some of your questions.
Plenty to read up on over there. You wanna learn about the future? You wanna learn about things that far exceed the tech from the sr-71? Go there. But as a warning, you'll get more than you can handle if you decide to wander down that rabbit hole.
But if eye openers are what you are looking for the aviation forum is one of the finest forums here at ATS. period. I can recommend threads if interested. but just go over there and click on just about anyone of em. Oh except the AESA thread. Whatever you do, DO NOT read the last few pages of THAT thread.
originally posted by: babybunnies
I've actually always assumed that Area 51 was a complete decoy.
A secret base that everyone knows is there?
I would think that the military was more than happy for everyone to be poking around at Area 51, while the actual secret work was going on at some other location, which was REALLY secret.
Area 51 is all the rage in conspiracy theory circles. If you are REALLY trying to cover up a conspiracy, it's doubtful that the public has even heard of the actual locations being used.
What better than to setup a base that you TELL everyone is "Secret" and drive conspiracy theory people to investigate it, while all the while the actual clandestine work is going on somewhere else.