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Re: Military Retirees and Secrecy

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 12:28:24 EST
Fwd Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 13:22:01 -0500
Subject: Re: Military Retirees and Secrecy

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:22:08 EST
>Fwd Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:22:45 -0500
>Subject: Re: Military Retirees and Secrecy

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
>>Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 10:29:20 EST
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Re: Military Retirees and Secrecy


>>Have there ever been any documented instances of such attempted
>>prior censorship involving any UFO sources? If followers of
>>this list could provide instances of such events, it would help
>>us move from hypothetical and theoretic discussions to fact.

>>Any known instances, ladies and gentlemen?

>Ed Ruppelt talked about his book being submitted to the Pentagon
>for review prior to publication.


Kevin: Thanks.

It also occurs to me that someplace I have seen that a copy of a
manuscript by Donald Menzel turned up in the Blue Book microfilm
files. I believe Menzel did work as a consultant to the project
from 1962 to 1970, and earlier, in 1952, briefed officers at the
Pentagon and with the project while on active duty with the
Naval Reserve (see his public comments about this in UFO's A
Scientific Debate, Carl Sagan and Thornton Page, eds, W.W.
Norton: New York, 1972, pp. 131, 137).

So, we have two examples of people associated with Blue Book who
voluntarily (as far as we know) submitted manuscripts for
review, one who was on active duty and the second a consultant.

Which raises another interesting point. Does anyone know if
Allen Hynek, Robert Friend (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret.) or Lt. Col.
Lawrence J. Tacker submitted any of their manuscripts for

While answers to all of the above may be interesting, to get
back to my original question, are there any documented examples
of official censorship, attempted prior censorship or documented
acts of retribution against revealers of alleged official UFO

Bob Young

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