Azorian: the Raising of the K-129

About the Show

At the height of the Cold War K-129 offered the US a cornucopia of unique intelligence targets, ranging from an all-important opportunity to study Soviet nuclear weapons technology, to the chance to break into Soviet cryptographic systems. This massive effort was one of the longest and most expensive covert operations in CIA history. Managers and engineers who consider Project Azorian their finest hour, have finally stepped out of the shadows, and in on-camera interviews tell their story in their own words - to finally quell 35 years of rumour, educated guesses and wild speculation. Part 1 of 2.