Stealing Soviet Secrets from the Bottom of the Sea
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9/20/2012
When: 9/20/2012
10:15 AM
Where: International Spy Museum

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When the CIA attempted to recover a Soviet sub from the floor of the North Pacific Ocean in 1974, David Sharp was there. As a CIA officer, he was personally involved in both the development and the operation of the recovery system created to raise the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129. Sharp, author of The CIA's Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-Armed Soviet Sub, will share his story and will give you an insider's perspective on the advanced technology required to attempt such an audacious project. He'll also discuss the complex cover story under which the CIA disguised the entire recovery program as a commercial ocean mining venture under the ostensible sponsorship of the famous Howard Hughes with his ship, the Hughes Glomar Explorer.

In collaboration with the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program.

Tickets: $90 (must be purchased through the Smithsonian)
Members of The Inner Circle and Smithsonian Resident Members: $60
Smithsonian Resident Senior Members: $54

To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030; (online) http://residentassociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-627. Inner Circle Members should identify themselves and give the PROMO code: 188274

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