The Phoenix Program was a secret military program stationed in Area 51. The program was created and authorized by the U.S. Government in 1957 in order to aid against the Germans in a so-called "secret conflict" that began shortly after the end of World War II. The Phoenix Program made way for the formation of HAARP and many other secret research organizations.
Main article: Secret War of 1957
Shortly after the end of World War II, German military forces seeked retribution against Russia's Red Army and the United States. Germany's plan was to gain control of several weapons of mass destruction from neighboring countries with the intention of using the weapons against the nations that opposed them during the war. The U.S. Government caught wind of this plan just after German forces seized a nuclear facility in Russia and made off with nearly 5 nuclear devices.
In response to Germany's plans,