Strange C.I.A. declassified document says Antarctica has “no strategic importance”

If there is no stratigic importance in Antarctica, why are a number of nations down there?

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(INTELLIHUB) — A C.I.A. released document dated June 1, 1964, titled: “Supplementary Briefing Notes for the Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica” claims that “the Antarctic has no strategic importance,” despite the fact that a number of countries around the world have set up bases on the continent.

However, the document maintains that “U.S. scientific activities in Antarctica are vital” and that there is indeed a worldwide “science race.”

Moreover, the document makes mention of the potential for the soviet development of “missile and satellite tracking” facilities and “orbital bombing” platforms.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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