In the summer of 2019 archeologists were combing through the site of an ancient Roman villa near the modern city of Cologne. While on site, they discovered a Soviet radio from the Cold War near an old U.S. military base and nuclear research center. Upon examining it, they learned that it was a R-394KM radio with both English and Russian instructions. They believe the radio was intended for Russian or German troops and buried in order to be dug up later during an attack in case the U.S. took control of the area. The U.S. CIA had similar practices, hiding weapons and equipment in case they were needed at a later time throughout Western Germany. At the end of the war all hidden U.S. equipment was recovered, but some Soviet and German caches are still buried throughout the country.
The Crossroads of Special Operations