Fearing Russian invasion of Alaska, US in '50s secretly trained locals as 'stay-behind' agents

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 1, 2014 - 3:30 AM

WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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