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Swannanoa’s Superspy

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Carl Ernest Duckett, born in Swannanoa, North Carolina in 1923, served as the Central Intelligence Agency’s top science official. A collection of declassified documents unveiled Duckett’s role as a key player in high-tech espionage at the height of the Cold War, which he quietly helped win. Duckett oversaw secret programs including U-2 surveillance flights, the agency’s CORONA spy satellites, and its Glomar Explorer mission to raise a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the ocean’s depths.
WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 12 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 2018, p38-42, il, por