Richard Dolan is a well known UFO researcher, who lives with his family in the Rochester area. He left what could be considered to be a promising career in academia to independently pursue his work. His approach is considered unique in its attempt to try to understand the phenomenon of UFOs from a historical perspective. So far he has been most successful in his publishing of UFOs and the Security State, and is at work on a second volume. He has also published numerous articles, as well as appeared in documentaries, television programs, and on the radio.
Richard Dolan is a historian whose study of the Cold War led him into the
broader context of secrecy and national security, and finally into the study
of UFOs. His book, UFOs and the National Security State, is the first volume
of a two-part historical narrative detailing the national security
dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from the 1940s to the present. Working from
hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources,
Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence
communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs very seriously indeed.
Included in volume one are the records of more than 50 military bases
relating to the innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown
craft, and analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson
Panel, and the Condon Committee Reports.
Richard Dolan studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, and was a
finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. He completed his graduate work in history
at the University of Rochester where he focused on U.S. Cold War strategy,
Soviet history and culture, and international diplomacy. He lives in
Rochester, New York, where he is at work on volume two of his study.