TIL about Project Azorian. In 1974 the CIA built a gigantic claw and lowered it three miles to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to snag the entire wreck of a sunken Soviet submarine. And they partially succeeded.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Azorian

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  1. It was disguised as a billionaire’s pet project too.

    Many people believe the Soviet submarine was on a clandestine mission and may have fired a nuclear warhead at Pearl Harbour.

    The objective would be to start a conflict between the US and China. The Chinese submarine range coincided with the range where the Soviet submarine sunk.

    Russia would have sat by and waited it out.

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