The Secret Mission to Tap Soviet Undersea Cables – Operation Ivy Bells

Operation Ivy Bells

Operation Ivy Bells challenged the U.S. Navy to use top of the line technology in order to wiretap underwater communication cables found within the USSR’s territorial waters.

The innovative USS Halibut submarine took divers on a mission so secret that most of the crew involved were not told the truth about what they were doing. The U.S. collected over 10 years of valuable recordings until an American Veteran betrayed his country for $35,000 from the KGB…
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