US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

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FILE - This May 11, 1943 file photo shows American invasion troops of the 7th Infantry Division approaching a landing area code-named Beach Red in the western arm of Holtz Bay, on Japanese-occupied Attu island. Attu, the largest and westernmost of the Aleutian islands in relation to Alaska was then only a U.S. Territory. In the early Cold War years after world war two, the United States feared a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska. In a project code-named "washtub" the U.S. government recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. (AP Photo, File)