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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

August 13, 2015

New Revelations
Members of the “Church Committee” meet in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1975.

August 4, 2015

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
Updated National Security Archive Posting Marks 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the End of World War II
Members of the “Church Committee” meet in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1975.

August 1, 2015

Washington Post Op-Ed Highlights Dubious Secrets
Clinton e-mails "Potentially Classified"; So Is This Posting
Members of the “Church Committee” meet in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1975.

July 31, 2015

Los Quemados: Chile’s Pinochet Covered up Human Rights Atrocity
Chilean Dictator Rejected Police Report Identifying Army Units which Burned Alive Teenage Protesters in 1986
Members of the “Church Committee” meet in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1975.

July 20, 2015

White House Efforts to Blunt 1975 Church Committee Investigation into CIA Abuses Foreshadowed Executive-Congressional Battles after 9/11
Advisers to President Ford Sought to Protect CIA's Image Abroad by Having Its Capabilities "Cloaked in Mystery and Held in Awe"
Court Rejects Chiquita's Bid to Hide Terror Payment Records

July 17, 2015

Court Rejects Chiquita's Bid to Hide Terror Payment Records
U.S. Appeals Court Upholds National Security Archive Victory in Fruit Company's "Reverse-FOIA" Action.
Iran’s Nuclear Program – Then and Now

July 14, 2015

Iran’s Nuclear Program – Then and Now
Documents from 1970s Presage Issues Surrounding July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Deal with P5+1.
The Pentagon's Spies

July 6, 2015

The Pentagon's Spies
Newly Available Documents Trace Evolution of Spy Units through Obama Administration.
Srebrenica conference documents detail path to genocide from 1993 to 1995

July 1, 2015

Srebrenica conference documents detail path to genocide from 1993 to 1995.
Documents show contradictions between New York UN declarations and ground realities, resistance from member states to back up resolutions with troops and planes, constant reluctance to use air strikes abetted by divisions within U.S. government, allies.

June 29, 2015

The Gas Centrifuge Secret: Origins of a U.S. Policy of Nuclear Denial, 1954-1960
Beginning in 1950s, U.S. Sought to Control Uranium Enrichment Technology that Iranians Are Using Today

June 28, 2015

International Decision-Making in the Age of Genocide: Srebrenica 1993-1995
"Critical Oral History" Conference Marks 20th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre.

May 29, 2015

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Madman Strategy during Vietnam War
Nixon Wanted the "Other Side" to Think He and Kissinger "Might be Crazy"; Signalled Moscow and Hanoi By Pushing "So Many Chips in the Pot" to Suggest He "Might Really Go Further" Even to Nuclear Use

May 25, 2015

Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1975
The Uncertain Future of Détente

NEW - May 19, 2015

The National Security Archive and Historical Associations Win Lawsuit for David Greenglass Testimony
Federal Judge Rules Against Government's Attempt to Keep Grand Jury Records Secret

May 12, 2015

US: Mexico Mass Graves Raise "Alarming Questions" about Government "Complicity" in September 2014 Cartel Killings
State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre

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