The Role of Human Intelligence in the USAs 1960s Efforts to Understand Soviet Space Activities

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P. Pesavento (2007), JBIS, 60, 460-462

Refcode: 2007.60.460
Keywords: Human intelligence (HUMINT), Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), Soviet Space, Voskhod 3

Recent declassification of material from the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) and the archives of the US State Department provide several new insights into US intelligence's knowledge of Soviet Space Activities and sources of that knowledge. It is apparent that there was a significant human intelligence source providing information on subjects such as the USSR's Voskhod 3 mission and manned lunar program activities. This new understanding shows that US intelligence was employing the complete panoply of intelligence tools and that human intelligence appears to have provided many key understandings

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