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December 2, 2016

FOIA@250: World’s First Freedom of Information Act Dates to 1766
The Enduring Legacy of Finland’s Anders Chydenius
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

November 25, 2016

The Iran-Contra Affair 30 Years Later: A Milestone in Post-Truth Politics
Declassified Records Recall Official Deception in the Name of Protecting a Presidency
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

November 18, 2016

Echoes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt in Romania, 60 Years After
Romanian Students Organized Meetings – Authorities Were Quick to Crack Down, Romanian and U.S. Documents Show
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

November 2, 2016

The NUMEC Affair: Did Highly Enriched Uranium from the U.S. Aid Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program?
U.S. Officials in 1960s Believed Americans Had Cooperated with Israeli Intelligence
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 31, 2016

CIA Releases Controversial Bay of Pigs History
2016 Change in FOI Law Overturns Agency Stonewalling
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 12, 2016

Gorbachev’s Nuclear Initiative of January 1986 and the Road to Reykjavik
Soviet nuclear abolition proposal in January 1986 welcomed by Reagan, set stage for historic Reykjavik summit and the INF Treaty 30 years ago
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 7, 2016

Soviet nuclear submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank north of Bermuda in 1986
Top Secret Minutes of Politburo discussion show Soviets learned the lessons of Chernobyl
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 6, 2016

Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 40 Years Later
Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 30, 2016

Unilateral U.S. nuclear pullback in 1991 matched by rapid Soviet cuts
Declassified documents tell inside story of “most spontaneous and dramatic reversal” of the arms race
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 28, 2016

International Right to Know Day Impact Stories
14th Annual Celebration Highlights Access Laws Across the Globe
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 23, 2016

CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing
U.S. gives documents to Chilean President Bachelet on 40th anniversary
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 14, 2016

Did Nixon Even Read the CIA's Daily Briefs?
Nixon's Attention Focused on Kissinger's Cover Memos That Packaged the PDB
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 9, 2016

CIA Cover-Up on Chile
Agency Tries to Hide Knowledge of 9/11/73 Coup Plotting
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

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
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

June 30, 2016

President Obama Signs Freedom of Information Act Improvements Into Law
Law Includes Presumption of Disclosure; Deliberative Process Sunset
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

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
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June 13, 2016

FOIA Commands Headlines as Law Approaches 50th Birthday
What Links Operation Condor Convictions to News of Widespread Medicare Overcharging? FOIA!

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