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    CIA officially acknowledges Area 51

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    Newly released CIA documents have acknowledged the secretive military base for the first time.

    (CNN) -- Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts, but newly released CIA documents officially acknowledge the site and suggest that the area served a far less remarkable purpose than many had supposed.
    According to these reports, which include a map of the base's location in Nevada, Area 51 was merely a testing site for the government's U-2 and OXCART aerial surveillance programs. The U-2 program conducted surveillance around the world, including over the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

    Read Full Story: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/us/area-51-documents/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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