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March 26, 2015

National Security Archive's Carlos Osorio Honored for Human Rights Work in Argentina
Argentine Embassy Recognizes Years of Documenting and Testifying about Abuses during Military Dictatorship.

March 24, 2015

New Memoir by Participant in U.S. H-Bomb Program Sheds Light on the Making of the First Test Device
First-Hand Perspectives on Edward Teller and Other Leading Figures, and on Dispute over Who Originated Key Idea of Radiation Implosion.

March 20, 2015

The CIA and Signals Intelligence
Formerly Top-Secret Multi-Volume History Details Spy Agency’s Conflicts with NSA and Military over SIGINT Role.

March 18, 2015

Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Wins Rosemary Award
Hillary Clinton E-Mail Controversy Illuminates Government-Wide Failure.

March 13, 2015

Most Agencies Falling Short on Mandate for Online Records
The National Security Archive 2015 E-FOIA Audit.

March 11, 2015

Perestroika in the Soviet Union: 30 Years On
Documents show extraordinary achievements, Spectacular missed opportunities.

March 4, 2015

Archive Sues State Department Over Kissinger Telcons
700 Transcripts Still Withheld, Eight Years after Appeal.

February 23, 2015

The Merchant of Death's Account Book
Declassified Documents Reveal More Information on Government's Opportunistic Relationship with World's Biggest Arms Smuggler, Sarkis Soghanalian.

February 4, 2015

Declassified Records Trace U.S. Monitoring and Analyses of a Critical Area of Cold War Competition.

January 30, 2015

Key Diplomat's Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner-Workings of US Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell provides unique window into the making of US Foreign Policy during the Rwandan Genocide.

December 23, 2014

Newly Released Sandia Labs Film Presents Story of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Safety Effort
Los Alamos Scientist Once Advised a U.S. Sentry to Shoot at and Disable Nukes on West German Aircraft if There Was a Danger of Unauthorized Use.

December 22, 2014

Mexico: Los Zetas Cartel Linked San Fernando Police to Migrant Massacres
Mexican Prosecutor Declassifies First Document from Case File, Validates Human Rights Claims

December 10, 2014

Brazil Truth Commission Releases Report
National Security Archive hails efforts by investigators, victim's families to uncover truth.

December 9, 2014

Torture Report Finally Released
Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.

December 2, 2014

National Security Archive and Historical Associations File Petition To Open Key Remaining Rosenberg Grand Jury Records
Death of David Greenglass Removes Legal Barrier; 2008 Release Included Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Testimony.

November 24, 2014

Famous Political Figure Carried Messages from Kissinger to Castro.

November 20, 2014

Studies in Intelligence: New Articles from The CIA's In-House Journal
CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike against U.S.; Desire to "Bond" with LBJ.

November 17, 2014

Project Sapphire 20th Anniversary
More than a half-ton of weapons-grade uranium removed from Kazakhstan in 1994.

November 16, 2014

25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
Declassified Documents from 1989 Show Initial U.S. Unwillingness to Consider Salvadoran Military's Responsibility.

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