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August 15, 2016

U.S. Government Debated Secret Nuclear Deployments in Iceland
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy toward Iceland, 1951-1960
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

August 11, 2016

‘Declassified Diplomacy’: Argentina
Declassified U.S. Records Highlight Argentine Military Abuses, Internal Carter White House Debate over Human Rights Policy
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

July 22, 2016

Bikini A-Bomb Tests July 1946
Declassified Documents, Films and Photographs Depict Tests "Able" and “Baker” and Removal of Bikinians
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

July 1, 2016

FOIA@50
Obama Signs New FOIA Reform, but US Law Needs More
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

July 1, 2016

70th Anniversary of Operation Crossroads Atomic Tests in Bikini Atoll, July 1946
Government Films and Photographs Depict Test "Able" on 1 July 1946
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June 30, 2016

President Obama Signs Freedom of Information Act Improvements Into Law
Law Includes Presumption of Disclosure; Deliberative Process Sunset
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June 23, 2016

U.S., Britain Developed Plans to Disable or Destroy Middle Eastern Oil Facilities from Late 1940s to Early 1960s in Event of a Soviet Invasion
British Plans Envisioned Using Nuclear Weapons as an Option in Iran and Iraq, According to Declassified Documents
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

June 13, 2016

FOIA Commands Headlines as Law Approaches 50th Birthday
What Links Operation Condor Convictions to News of Widespread Medicare Overcharging? FOIA!
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

May 27, 2016

Operation Condor Verdict: GUILTY!
Argentine Federal Court Concludes 3-Year Trial on Multinational Repression
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

May 25, 2016

Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary - 1976
Inside the Central Committee, close-up views of Brezhnev and the Soviet system
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

May 18, 2016

Will China Help Pakistan Get the Bomb?
State Department intelligence reports on nuclear weapons issues, 1957-1967, including developments in East Asia, South Asia, and Europe, and the NPT negotiations.
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

May 12, 2016

The Moscow Helsinki Group 40th Anniversary
Newly published documents show Soviet reversal of prison sentence against founder Yuri Orlov
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

April 21, 2016

Concerned About Nuclear Weapons Potential, John F. Kennedy Pushed for Inspection of Israel Nuclear Facilities
Atomic Energy Commission Inspectors Gave Dimona a Clean Bill of Health – Twice – after Deliberately Truncated Tours, but U.S. Intelligence Remained Suspicious
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March 30, 2016

National Security Archive Launches Cyber Vault Web Site
New Resource Will Acquire and Publish Primary Documents on All Aspects of Cyber Activity
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

March 23, 2016

Obama Declassification Holds Promise of Uncovering New Evidence on Argentina's Dirty War
Prior U.S. Government Releases Have Detailed Human Rights Abuses and U.S. Policymaking in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

March 18, 2016

Obama Brings 'Declassified Diplomacy' To Argentina
National Security Archive Hails White House Decision to Declassify Intelligence and Military Records on Dirty War
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

March 14, 2016

Saving Government Email an Open Question with December 2016 Deadline Looming
The National Security Archive's 2016 "Email Alert" Finds 1 in 6 Federal Agencies Failed Even to File Key Report on Email Management
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March 2, 2016

The Gorbachev File
British and CIA Assessments, Presidential Letters and Summit Conversations Illuminate Perestroika and the End of the Cold War

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