The Day After Roswell

The Day After Roswell

I recently finished reading Lt. Colonel Phillip Corso’s book. Colonel Corso was a 20 year veteran of the US Army. A summary: “In 1945, Corso arranged for the safe passage of 10,000 Jewish World War II refugees out of Rome to the British Mandate of Palestine. He was the personal emissary to Giovanni Battista Montini at the Vatican, later Pope Paul VI, during the period when the “Nazi Rat Lines” were most active.

During the Korean War (1950–1953), Corso performed intelligence duties under General Douglas MacArthur as Chief of the Special Projects branch of the Intelligence Division, Far East Command. One of his primary duties was to keep track of enemy prisoner of war (POW) camps in North Korea.[3] Corso was in charge of investigating the estimated number of U.S. and other United Nations POWs held at each camp and their treatment.

At later hearings in 1992 of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Corso testified that he believed hundreds of American POWs were abandoned at these camps.[4][5] McCain stated that his knowledge obtained from those who had personal relationships with Eisenhower led him to believe that Eisenhower was just not capable of allowing known American POWs to remain incarcerated after the termination of the Korean War.

Corso was on the staff of President Eisenhower‘s National Security Council for four years (1953–1957).

In 1961, he became Chief of the Pentagon‘s Foreign Technology desk in Army Research and Development, working under Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau.”

Colonel Corso’s life took a most significant turn the day after Roswell. At that time he was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS. On that day he was serving as the “Duty” Officer when he was informed of a very unusual shipment that had arrived which he believed originated in New Mexico. What he saw in one of the containers would change his worldview. It was many years later when he became Chief of the Foreign Technology desk that in came in possession of numerous artifacts that had been retrieved from the Roswell Crash site and none of them was weather balloon related. What he did with those items is not only shocking but it eventually changed the world as we know it. He also has a very disturbing insight into the relationship between the CIA and the KGB.

Any reader of this book will sharpen their view of what occurred near Roswell in July of 1947.

On a personal note, I have issues with some of what Colonel Corso conveys when it comes to assumptions and speculation. His view of the intentions of the alleged aliens as well as our ability to compete with them in military terms, in my opinion, is flawed. Regardless, it is a shocking expose that is  well worth the read.