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Animal Spies And Other Tales Of Government Weirdness

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Anybody check that beluga whale for a camera?

Did you hear about the government plan to strap bombs to bats?  It sounds like something out of a comic book, but it got serious consideration for a time.  As did other plans for military and intelligence schemes that seem almost laughable now. 

Vince Houghton, who is the historian and curator of the Internation Spy Museum in Washington, brings a number of these discarded ideas together in his book Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.  Learn who wanted to nuke the moon, and why. 
 

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