"The object that had appeared next to the launched V-2 was
defined as 'hostile' since it appeared to have caused the rocket to veer off
course. Therefore, that unidentified disc was considered to be an
advanced foreign weapon system."
- J. Andrew Kissner
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Trouble in the Desert (cont.)
The Deputy Commanding General of the Army Air Forces and Air Chief of Staff, Lt. General Ira C. Eaker, had been on hand to observe the launch. General Eaker's Vice Chief of Staff was General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, identified in the MJ-12 document as MJ-6, who in 1946 was U. S. Director of the Central Intelligence Group (CIG), immediate forerunner of the CIA established by the National Security of 1947. General Vandenberg (MJ-6) was returned by the CIG to the Army Air Forces in January 1947 and given the assignment of Vice Chief of the Air Staff. He was subsequently promoted shortly after this test to Chief of the Air Staff, upon General Eaker retirement.
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