CIA acknowledges existence of Area 51 in declassified documents

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The CIA has acknowledged the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents detailing the previously unacknowledged area in the Nevada desert.

George Washington University’s National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request and released it Thursday.

National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted.

Richelson said he requested the history again in 2005 and received a version a few weeks ago with mentions of the aircraft testing site restored.

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