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Want to See China’s Latest Top Secret Military Site? Just Google It

Time- In the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union’s May Day Parade gave American spies an intelligence bonanza. As the latest Soviet fighter planes streaked overhead, U.S. diplomatic staff, scattered among the crowd, furiously snapped photos of the planes from miles below. With the advent of satellite technology, they no longer had to wait for the Soviet Army’s world premiere, as they could snap photos of secret military sites from space. The pictures astounded Lyndon Johnson, who learned that previous estimates of Soviet missile counts were hugely inflated. “We were building things that we didn’t need to build,” Johnson said at the time. “We were harboring fears that we didn’t need to have.”

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Settler2562d ago

They built it above ground :P

Speed-Racer2560d ago

Woah! You saw that as well?!! /s

SilentNegotiator2560d ago

Don't click the link! The Chinese will know with their pre-installed spyware that you've been looking at their military bases!

“We were building things that we didn’t need to build,” Johnson said at the time. “We were harboring fears that we didn’t need to have.”

Wow, that's sad. So much of the cold war was overblown.