Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 40 Years Later
Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack

Oscars: "Bridge Of Spies," The Sequel
'Meta-Diplomat' James Donovan (Tom Hanks), Subject of Best Film Nomination, Won Massive Prisoner Release in Cuba

Famous Political Figure Carried Messages from Kissinger to Castro

Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion
"I think we are going to have to smash Castro," Kissinger tells President Ford

Dubious Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Defense Department Deletes Khrushchev's Public Statements about Jupiter Missiles in Turkey

Last Nuclear Weapons Left Cuba in December 1962
Soviet Military Documents Provide Detailed Account of Cuban Missile Crisis Deployment and Withdrawal

Alan Gross Case Spotlights U.S. Democracy Programs in Cuba
Lawsuit Filed by Family Yields Documentation on "Operational" Nature of USAID Effort

Cuban Missile Crisis Day by Day: From the Pentagon's "Sensitive Records"
Secret Notes by Deputy Secretary Roswell Gilpatric Show Early Interest in Trade of U.S. Jupiter Missiles for Soviet Missile in Cuba, Even a Status Change for Guantanamo, as Basis of a Settlement, Presaging Elements of the Secret Deal that Helped End the Crisis

Pentagon Estimated 18,500 U.S. Casualties in Cuba Invasion 1962, But If Nukes Launched, "Heavy Losses" Expected
Gen. Taylor Proposed Major Retaliation if Cubans "Foolhardy" Enough to Try to Repel U.S. Invasion with Nuclear Weapons

Cuban Missile Crisis Revelations: Kennedy's Secret Approach to Casrto
Declassified RFK Documents Yield New Information on Back-Channel to Fidel Castro to Avoid Nuclear War

CIA Allowed to Sustain Cover-Up of Bay of Pigs History
Judge Denies Declassification of Final Volume of CIA Official Report on Invasion of Cuba

Brazil Conspired with U.S. to Overthrow Allende
Declassified U.S. Documents Show Richard Nixon and Brazilian President Emilio Médici Discussed Coordinated Intervention in Chile, Cuba, and other Latin American nations "to prevent new Allendes and Castros"

CUBA and the U.S
Archive Posts Documents used in new Cigar Aficionado Article: "Talking To Fidel"

National Security Agency Releases History of Cold War Intelligence Activities
Soviet Strategic Forces Went on Alert Three Times during September-October 1962 Because of Apprehension over Cuban Situation, Top Secret Codeword History of National Security Agency Shows

One Minute To Midnight
Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

Documents Linked to Cuban Exile Luis Posada Highlighted Targets for Terrorism
Bomber's Confessions Point to Explosives Hidden in Toothpaste Tube that Brought Down Civilian Airliner in 1976

Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 30 Years Later
New Documents on Luis Posada Posted as Texas Court Weighs Release from Custody

Robert F. Kennedy Urged Lifting Travel Ban to Cuba in '63
Attorney General cited inconsistency with "our views as a free society" State Department overruled RFK proposal to withdraw prohibitions on travel

The Posada File: Part II
Posada Boasted of Plans to "Hit" Cuban Plane, CIA Document States

Double Dealing
Mexico's Foreign Policy Toward Cuba

The Submarines of October
U.S. and Soviet Naval Encounters During the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: The 40th Anniversary
Materials from the 40th Anniversary Conference

Jimmy Carter Directive on Normalizing Cuba Relations
National Security Archive Posts 1977 Presidential Order to Reestablish Diplomatic Ties with Castro Government

Conflicting Misisons
Secret Cuban Documents on History of African Involvement

Bay of Pigs: 40 Years After
An International Conference

Beisbol Diplomacy
Declassified Documents from 1975 Reveal Secret U.S.-Cuban Negotiations for Exhibition Games

Scathing CIA Critique on Bay of Pigs Declassified
Withheld 36 years, IG Report Blasts CIA Handling of Cuba Invasion


October 31, 2016
CIA Releases Controversial Bay of Pigs History
2016 Change in FOI Law Overturns Agency Stonewalling

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