Fearing the Soviet Union was planning to attack Alaska in the 1950s, the FBI trained Alaskan residents so become informant behind enemy lines, according to declassified documents, reports RT.com.
The initiative did not include women or native people, like the Native Americans.
At the time, the FBI feared that the Soviet would invade by plane and or drop paratroopers on more populated areas in Alaska.
The initiative to train citizens to provide intelligence was a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub.”
The FBI didn’t trust the native population .
“Eskimo, Indian and Aleut groups in the Territory should be avoided in view of their propensities to drink to excess and their fundamental indifference to constituted governments and political philosophies. It is pointed out that their prime concern is with survival and their allegiance would easily shift to any power in control,” insisted the founders of the program.