U.S. Owns Up to Secret Hunt for Sunken Soviet Sub

Washington is owning up to Project Azorian, a brazen mission from the days of high-stakes — and high-seas — Cold War rivalry.

After more than 30 years of refusing to confirm the barest facts of what the world already knew, the CIA has released an internal account of Project Azorian, though with juicy details taken out. The account surfaced Friday at the hands of private researchers from the National Security Archive who used the Freedom of Information Act to achieve the declassification.

Though no one on the planet is surprised to hear this, Murdoc hopes they got ten times the stuff off the Rooskie boat as people suspect.

Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.A while back I read Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S., a story of the K-129 incident claiming that it could have been a quasi-rogue attempt to start a war that ended with the destruction of the sub.

Though the events in the book certainly seem plausible, it’s one of those things that a poor regular citizen like Murdoc will never be able to know the truth about.

The Glomar Explorer is currently in use as a drilling platform somewhere near Indonesia. At least, that’s what they’re telling us she’s up to.


  1. Check out the DVD offered at this site: for a lot of good info about the operation. They director has main mention that it is interesting that the CIA released the info they did just weeks after the documentary was released and a companion book by Norman Polmar was announced. 🙂

  2. I remember reading a book in the late ’70s supposedly written by the retired case officer who ran the op. It was a nice piece of disinformation. Since then I’ve read most of the published accounts, including Red Star Rogue, and All Hands Down, that claims the Soviets sank USS Scorpion in retaliation for the sinking of K-129. All quite fanciful stuff. Somehow I doubt if we will ever hear the real truth. Still, it contains all the stuff conspiracy theorists love.

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