CIA spooks trained pigeons to SPY on the Soviet Union in top secret missions during Cold War

CIA spooks trained pigeons to SPY on the Soviet Union in top secret missions during Cold War

14.9.2019

CIA spooks trained pigeons to SPY on the Soviet Union in top secret missions during Cold War

CIA spooks employed a division of SPY PIGEONS to secretly pry behind the Iron Curtain, startling declassified documents reveal. The files disclose the birds were trained to photograph sensitive mi…

The files disclose the birds were trained to photograph sensitive military sites inside the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Bosses at the CIA believed its menagerie of animals could fulfil "unique" tasks for the agency that humans just could not.

However, the use of pigeons for communications dates back thousands of years but it was in the First World War that they began to be used for intelligence gathering.

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