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Air Force Officer Vanished 35 Years Ago, Faked Identity



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A Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release this week that William Howard Hughes Jr., was apprehended at his home after a fraud investigation involving a fake identity he had been using: “Barry O’Beirne.” Hughes was involved in classified planning and analysis of NATO’s control, command, and communications surveillance systems during the Cold War. He specialized in radar surveillance.

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