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U.S. trained Alaskans as Cold War secret agents

Fearing a Soviet invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government recruited and trained fishermen, trappers and other private citizens for a covert intelligence network, newly declassified documents show. This May 1943 photo shows U.S. troops approaching a landing area on Japanese-occupied Attu island, the westernmost of the Aleutian islands.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS, 1943

Fearing a Soviet invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government recruited and trained fishermen, trappers and other private citizens for a covert intelligence network, newly declassified documents show. This May 1943 photo shows U.S. troops approaching a landing area on Japanese-occupied Attu island, the westernmost of the Aleutian islands.

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