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January 26, 2016

Soviet Politburo Discussed Billion-Dollar Spy
1986 Transcript Includes KGB Chief and Gorbachev Comments
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

January 26, 2016

National Security Archive Board Member General William Y. Smith Dies at 90
The National Security Archive mourns the passing of Gen. William Y. Smith, one of the Archive's original board members and longest supporters, on January 19, 2016.
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

January 20, 2016

The United States and Cyberspace: Military Organization, Policies, and Activities
The focus on cyberspace has increased dramatically in recent years – as illustrated by the increasing production of documents on the subject.
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

December 22, 2015

U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Major Cities in Soviet Bloc, Including East Berlin, Were High Priorities in 'Systematic Destruction' for Atomic Bombings
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

December 18, 2015

Obama's Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book
Award-winning Back Channel to Cuba Published in Spanish
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

December 11, 2015

The Clinton White House and Climate Change: The Struggle to Restore U.S. Leadership
Early U.S. Optimism Frustrated by Disputes over Greenhouse Gas Goals, Role of Developed and Developing Countries, Other Enduring Challenges
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

December 2, 2015

U.S. Climate Change Policy in the 1980s
GOP Presidents Recognized Need for U.S. Leadership on Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

November 23, 2015

Road to Dayton paved with genocide
International passivity, lack of support for peacekeepers doomed Srebrenica 20 years ago; 8,000 Muslim refugees died
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

November 20, 2015

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook
Web Posting Spotlights 50+ Year History of Secretive Defense Intelligence Agency
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 24, 2015

The 1983 War Scare Declassified and For Real
All-Source Intelligence Report finds US-Soviet Nuclear Relations on "Hair Trigger" in 1983
Alert Air Force General acted "out of instinct, not informed guidance" to Stop Escalation of the Crisis
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 14, 2015

The U.S. and the Pakistani Bomb, 1984-1985: General Zia, President Reagan, and Seymour Hersh
Declassified State Department Documents Disclose Internal U.S. Government Debate over Whether to Enforce "Red Lines" for Nuclear Activities in Pakistan, and Worries about an Indian "Pre-Emptive Strike"
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 8, 2015

SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet "Personally Ordered" Washington Car-Bombing
National Security Archive Seeks Declassification of CIA Assessment in the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

October 7, 2015

Prelude to Iguala: "Heavy-handed police tactics" used against Ayotzinapa students in 2011
U.S. Ambassador Wayne said state was "blaming victims" and "denying any responsibility"
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

September 15, 2015

The Anwar al-Awlaki File
From American Citizen to Imam to Terrorist to Drone Killing
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

August 29, 2015

Kazakhstan and Nunn-Lugar: A Non-Proliferation Success Story
Kazakh-U.S.-Russian Cooperation at Semipalatinsk and Lessons for Nuclear Security
Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target New Revelations

August 24, 2015

Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target
New Documents Trace Controversial Use of Drones and other Aerial Surveillance for Domestic National Security – from Safeguarding Major Sporting Events to Law Enforcement to Tracking Wildfires
The Kissinger Telcons

August 19 , 2015

The Kissinger Telcons: New Documents Throw Light on Sensitive Ford and Kissinger Views
Documents Released by Court Order as Part of National Security Archive FOIA Lawsuit
OBAMA’s SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA

August 13, 2015

OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA
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