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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor
September 16, 20176:07 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
Michel Martin
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In 1968 ā€” the middle of the Cold War ā€” the Soviet submarine K-129 disappeared, taking with it its 98-member crew, three nuclear ballistic missiles and a tempting treasure trove of Soviet secrets. Without the technology to retrieve it from the ocean floor, the Soviet Union left it there. It was considered lost ā€” until the CIA stepped in.
Josh Dean's new book, The Taking of K-129, tells the true story of Project Azorian, a secret CIA mission to lift the submarine from a depth of more than 3 miles into a custom-built ship called the Hughes Glomar Explorer.
On how the mission's exposure in 1975 led to the popularization of the phrase "neither confirm nor deny"
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http://www.npr.org/2017/09/16/551222628/-the-taking-of-k-129-how-the-cia-stole-a-sunken-soviet-sub-off-the-ocean-floor


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