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NSA/CSS 60th Anniversary Timeline - 1960s

 

Significant Events

  • 1960 - Martin & Mitchell
    The defection of these NSA employees to the Soviet Union prompted tighter personnel security measures.
  • 1961 - Specialist James Davis USA killed in combat in Vietnam
    The first soldier killed was an advisor to a South Vietnamese Radio Research unit.
  • 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
    SIGINT played a critical role in defusing this event that had the world on edge.

 

Documents

 

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