Revealed Area 51 Used to Test Soviet Jets Loaned to U.S. by Israel

Tests conducted by the U.S. Air Force at the notorious Area 51 base in the Nevada Desert, according to declassified documents released this week and reported on by The Guardian.

The United States secretly acquired a Soviet MiG-21 jet fighter from Israel and tested it at the notorious Area 51 base deep in the Nevada desert, according to the U.K. newspaper The Guardian.

The plane was "originally obtained" by Israel in August 1966, at the height of the Cold War, the...