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Iran 1953: State Department Finally Releases Updated Official History of Mosaddeq Coup
Formerly Secret Documents from State, CIA Provide New Information about Covert Operations Planning and Implementation Plus Contemporaneous Analyses
Japan Plutonium Overhang Origins and Dangers Debated by U.S. Officials
Proliferation Risks of Japanese Plutonium Surpluses Troubled U.S. Officials
The White House, the CIA and the Pike Committee, 1975
Ford Administration Nearly Triggered Constitutional Crisis Over Congressional Access to Intelligence Community Records
How Do You Solve a Problem like (South) Korea?
U.S.-ROK Relations during the Carter Years Faltered over Troop Withdrawals, Human Rights, an Assassination, and a Coup
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1977
Inside the Central Committee during Brezhnev’s stagnation
The New York Review of Books Features Full-Page Ad for National Security Archive Publications with CEU Press and ProQuest
Chiquita Papers Are Key Evidence in International Criminal Court Filing
Groups Ask ICC to Investigate Banana Company Execs for Facilitating Crimes Against Humanity
Chiquita Papers Document over $800,000 in Payments to Colombian Guerrillas
Internal Security Reports Detail Negotiations with Subversive Groups
Hungary 1956: Reviving the Debate over US (In)action during the Revolution
Eisenhower’s Caution Broadly Justified, Declassified Defense Department Study Finds
Cyber Vault Highlights
40+ Primary Sources Every Cyber Student Needs
Chiquita Papers: Uncertainty Fueled Staff Concerns about Payments of Guerrillas and Paramilitaries
Colombia Payments a “Leap of Faith”
Trump Continues U.S. Declassified Diplomacy with Argentina
Operation Condor Considered Expanding into United States and Europe, New Records Show
Agustin Edwards: A Declassified Obituary
Declassified CIA, White House Documents Reveal Collaboration between Chilean Media Mogul and Highest Level of Nixon Administration
The New Chiquita Papers: Secret Testimony and Internal Records Identify Banana Executives who Bankrolled Terror in Colombia
SEC Deposition Transcripts Detail Years of Payments to Colombian Paramilitary, Guerrilla Groups
Trump Hides White House Visitor Logs
False Claims of National Security/Privacy Risk; 6 Million Obama Visitors Prove Otherwise
Stopping Korea from Going Nuclear, Part II
Canada, France, U.S. Cooperated to Halt Seoul's Ambitions
Trump Visitor Logs Subject to FOIA Lawsuit
Archive, Knight Institute, CREW File Doyle v. DHS in New York Federal Court
Stopping Korea from Going Nuclear, Part I
Ford Administration Sought to “Inhibit … Development of a Nuclear Explosive Capability;” South Korean Officials Initially Resisted
In Memoriam Anatoly Chernyaev 1921-2017
Champion of glasnost, hero of Cold War's peaceful end
Three out of Five Federal Agencies Flout New FOIA Law
Only 38 of 99 Agencies Have Updated Their FOIA Rules
Eisenhower Concluded Neither U.S. Military Operations Nor Popular Uprisings Were Feasible in Soviet-Controlled Eastern Europe, Despite “Rollback” Rhetoric
CIA’s Dulles Agreed: “You Don’t Revolt in the Face of Tanks, Artillery and Tear Gas; Revolutions Are Now at the Top”
Top Air Force Official Told JCS in 1971: “We Could Lose Two Hundred Million People [in a Nuclear War] and Still Have More Than We Had at the Time of the Civil War”
Declassified Diary Excerpt and Other Records of Ex-JCS Chairman Moorer Detail Highest-Level Military Deliberations, Including with White House
CIA Covert Aid to Italy Averaged $5 Million Annually from Late 1940s to Early 1960s, Study Finds
Previously Unpublished Draft Defense Department History Explores U.S. Policy toward Italy, Spotlights Role of Flamboyant Envoy, Clare Boothe Luce
The Last Superpower Summits
New book analyzes detailed transcripts of Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush meetings 1985-1991
Operation Condor: Condemned to Life!
Rome Court Concludes 2-Year Trial on Multinational Repression
The End of the Soviet Union 1991
U.S. Policy to Gorbachev: “We Support the Center and You Personally”
Reagan's Nuclear War Briefing Declassified
Kremlin Leaders Among Prime Targets in War Plan
President’s Daily Brief Spotlighted Soviet Missile and Space Programs in 1960s and 1970s
Daily Briefings Underscored Threats to National Security, Propaganda Value of Rival Programs
New book combines Soviet and U.S. transcripts of highest-level meetings that ended the Cold War
Gorbachev offered arms race in reverse; Reagan recommended quiet on human rights; Bush sounded very encouraging in 1987 but the 1989 pause interrupted progress
OPERATION CONDOR: Officials of Amnesty International Targeted for 'Liquidation'
Repression in Argentina: Obama Administration Declassifies Top Secret Intelligence Files
Nunn-Lugar 25th Anniversary Shows Cooperative Security Worked
3429 Soviet Nuclear Warheads Outside Russia at End of USSR in 1991; None Blew Up
The Vela Incident: South Atlantic Mystery Flash in September 1979 Raised Questions about Nuclear Test
CIA Panel Found Evidence “Consistent” with a “Nuclear Explosion in Outer Space” But White House Board Later Disagreed
Inside Able Archer 83, the Nuclear War Game that Put U.S.-Soviet Relations on "Hair Trigger"
New Book Publishes Former Top Secrets from CIA, NATO, and Soviet Politburo
FOIA@250: World’s First Freedom of Information Act Dates to 1766
The Enduring Legacy of Finland’s Anders Chydenius
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
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
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
CIA Releases Controversial Bay of Pigs History
2016 Change in FOI Law Overturns Agency Stonewalling
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
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
Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 40 Years Later
Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack
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
International Right to Know Day Impact Stories
14th Annual Celebration Highlights Access Laws Across the Globe
CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing
U.S. gives documents to Chilean President Bachelet on 40th anniversary
Did Nixon Even Read the CIA's Daily Briefs?
Nixon's Attention Focused on Kissinger's Cover Memos That Packaged the PDB
CIA Cover-Up on Chile
Agency Tries to Hide Knowledge of 9/11/73 Coup Plotting
U.S. Government Debated Secret Nuclear Deployments in Iceland
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy toward Iceland, 1951-1960
‘Declassified Diplomacy’: Argentina
Declassified U.S. Records Highlight Argentine Military Abuses, Internal Carter White House Debate over Human Rights Policy
Bikini A-Bomb Tests July 1946
Declassified Documents, Films and Photographs Depict Tests "Able" and “Baker” and Removal of Bikinians
Obama Signs New FOIA Reform, but US Law Needs More
70th Anniversary of Operation Crossroads Atomic Tests in Bikini Atoll, July 1946
Government Films and Photographs Depict Test "Able" on 1 July 1946
President Obama Signs Freedom of Information Act Improvements Into Law
Law Includes Presumption of Disclosure; Deliberative Process Sunset
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
FOIA Commands Headlines as Law Approaches 50th Birthday
What Links Operation Condor Convictions to News of Widespread Medicare Overcharging? FOIA!
Operation Condor Verdict: GUILTY!
Argentine Federal Court Concludes 3-Year Trial on Multinational Repression
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary - 1976
Inside the Central Committee, close-up views of Brezhnev and the Soviet system
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.
The Moscow Helsinki Group 40th Anniversary
Newly published documents show Soviet reversal of prison sentence against founder Yuri Orlov
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
National Security Archive Launches Cyber Vault Web Site
New Resource Will Acquire and Publish Primary Documents on All Aspects of Cyber Activity
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
Obama Brings 'Declassified Diplomacy' To Argentina
National Security Archive Hails White House Decision to Declassify Intelligence and Military Records on Dirty War
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
The Gorbachev File
British and CIA Assessments, Presidential Letters and Summit Conversations Illuminate Perestroika and the End of the Cold War
Gerald Ford White House Suppressed, Altered Assassination Section of Rockefeller Commission Report in 1975
White House Aide Dick Cheney Spearheaded Editing of Report to Dampen Impact
Oscars: "Bridge Of Spies," The Sequel
'Meta-diplomat' James Donovan, subject of best film nomination, undertook second dramatic mission in Cuba
Nuclear Weapons on Okinawa Declassified December 2015, Photos Available Since 1990
Interagency Panel Grants Archive Appeal, Also Releases 9/11 and Taiwan Documents
Soviet Politburo Discussed Billion-Dollar Spy
1986 Transcript Includes KGB Chief and Gorbachev Comments
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.
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.
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
Obama's Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book
Award-winning Back Channel to Cuba Published in Spanish
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
U.S. Climate Change Policy in the 1980s
GOP Presidents Recognized Need for U.S. Leadership on Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
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
Road to Dayton paved with genocide
International passivity, lack of support for peacekeepers doomed Srebrenica 20 years ago; 8,000 Muslim refugees died
DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook
Web Posting Spotlights 50+ Year History of Secretive Defense Intelligence Agency
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"
SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet "Personally Ordered" Washington Car-Bombing
National Security Archive Seeks Declassification of CIA Assessment in the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations
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"
President's Daily Briefs from Kennedy and Johnson Finally Released (Eight Years After Archive, Professor Larry Berman Lawsuit)
CIA Told Courts the PDB Was Itself an Intelligence Method
The Anwar al-Awlaki File
From American Citizen to Imam to Terrorist to Drone Killing
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 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: 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
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
Washington Post Op-Ed Highlights Dubious Secrets
Clinton e-mails "Potentially Classified"; So Is This Posting
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
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
U.S. Appeals Court Upholds National Security Archive Victory in Fruit Company's "Reverse-FOIA" Action
Iran’s Nuclear Program – Then and Now
Documents from 1970s Presage Issues Surrounding July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Deal with P5+1
New Rosenberg Grand Jury Testimony Released!
David Greenglass Transcript Opened by Court Order in Case Brought by National Security Archive and Historical/Archival Associations
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.
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.
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
International Decision-Making in the Age of Genocide: Srebrenica 1993-1995
"Critical Oral History" Conference Marks 20th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre in July 1995
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
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1975
The Uncertain Future of Détente
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
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
OPERATION CONDOR: National Security Archive Presents Trove of Declassified Documentation in Historic Trial in Argentina
Argentine Newspaper, Pagina 12, Highlights Evidence Presented by Archive Southern Cone Project Director Carlos Osorio
LBJ Regretted Ordering U.S. Troops into Dominican Republic in 1965, White House Tapes Confirm; Yet He Insisted, "I'd do the same thing right this second."
Dominican Intervention 50 Years Ago Sparked Mainly by Fear of Communists: "I Sure Don't Want to Wake Up ... and Find Out Castro's in Charge," President Said
International Atomic Energy Agency Lacks Transparency, Observers and Researchers Say
Nuclear Inspection Agency Demands Transparency from Others, but Not Itself.
1994 Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation
White House Clears E-Mail Release and Susan Rice Hand-written Notes.
The U.S. Discovery of Israel's Secret Nuclear Project
Israeli Cover Stories about the Dimona Reactor Dismayed Top Level Officials Who Saw a "Clearly Apparent Lack of Candor."
NASA's Secret Relationships with U.S. Defense and Intelligence Agencies
Declassified Records Trace the Many Hidden Interactions Between the U.S. Civilian and National Security Space Programs.
"Unprecedented" 2014 Conference Illuminates International Response (and Lack Thereof) to Genocide.
National Security Archive's Carlos Osorio Honored for Human Rights Work in Argentina
Argentine Embassy Recognizes Years of Documenting and Testifying about Abuses during Military Dictatorship.
New Memoir by Participant in U.S. H-Bomb Program Sheds Light on the Making of the First Test Device
First-Hand Perspectives on Edward Teller and Other Leading Figures, and on Dispute over Who Originated Key Idea of Radiation Implosion.
The CIA and Signals Intelligence
Formerly Top-Secret Multi-Volume History Details Spy Agency’s Conflicts with NSA and Military over SIGINT Role.
Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Wins Rosemary Award
Hillary Clinton E-Mail Controversy Illuminates Government-Wide Failure.
Most Agencies Falling Short on Mandate for Online Records
The National Security Archive 2015 E-FOIA Audit.
Perestroika in the Soviet Union: 30 Years On
Documents show extraordinary achievements, Spectacular missed opportunities.
Archive Sues State Department Over Kissinger Telcons
700 Transcripts Still Withheld, Eight Years after Appeal.
The Merchant of Death's Account Book
Declassified Documents Reveal More Information on Government's Opportunistic Relationship with World's Biggest Arms Smuggler, Sarkis Soghanalian.
FOIA Advisory Committee Begins Posting Oversight Reports
U.S. INTELLIGENCE AND THE SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM
Declassified Records Trace U.S. Monitoring and Analyses of a Critical Area of Cold War Competition.
Key Diplomat's Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner-Workings of US Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell provides unique window into the making of US Foreign Policy during the Rwandan Genocide.
Newly Released Sandia Labs Film Presents Story of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Safety Effort
Los Alamos Scientist Once Advised a U.S. Sentry to Shoot at and Disable Nukes on West German Aircraft if There Was a Danger of Unauthorized Use.
Mexico: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked San Fernando Police to Migrant Massacres
Ordered to Declassify Human Rights Information, Prosecutor Releases First Document from San Fernando Case File.
Brazil Truth Commission Releases Report
National Security Archive hails efforts by investigators, victim's families to uncover truth.
Torture Report Finally Released
Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.
National Security Archive and Historical Associations File Petition To Open Key Remaining Rosenberg Grand Jury Records
Death of David Greenglass Removes Legal Barrier; 2008 Release Included Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Testimony.
FRANK MANKIEWICZ: SECRET INTERMEDIARY TO CUBA
Famous Political Figure Carried Messages from Kissinger to Castro.
Studies in Intelligence: New Articles from The CIA's In-House Journal
CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike against U.S.; Desire to "Bond" with LBJ.
Project Sapphire 20th Anniversary
More than a half-ton of weapons-grade uranium removed from Kazakhstan in 1994.
25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
Declassified Documents from 1989 Show Initial U.S. Unwillingness to Consider Salvadoran Military's Responsibility.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 25th Anniversary
Documents show accident and contingency, anxiety in world capitals.
Intelligence Center Tracks Missile Launches Worldwide 24/7
"Little known" DEFSMAC Created to Cover Soviet Launches, Now Alerts and Reports Globally from China to South Africa.
T: The New York Times Style MagazineFeatures Jenny Holzer
"I live in the N.S.A.'s collection," Holzer writes.
China's Advance toward Nuclear Status in Early 1960s Held Surprises for U.S. Analysts, Generated Conflicting Opinions about the Potential Dangers
Previous Attempts to Assess Developments Were Hampered by Inadequate Intelligence.
KISSINGER CONSIDERED ATTACK ON CUBA FOLLOWING ANGOLA INCURSION
"I think we are going to have to smash Castro," Kissinger tells President Ford.
COVERT DIPLOMACY TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH CUBA
Secret U.S. Back-Channel History with Fidel and Raul Castro Revealed in New Book.
THE YELLOW BOOK
Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared.
Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution
Israel Crosses the Threshold II
The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program.
New Book Places Reagan at Center of 1980s Scandal.
The Yuri Orlov File
Human Rights Legend and Distinguished Physicist Turns 90.
The Shevardnadze File: Late Soviet Foreign Minister Helped End the Cold War
Politburo Notes and Memcons Detail Surprising Rise, "New Thinking" Candor, Diplomatic Partnerships, and Sense of Missed Opportunities.
Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War
After Briefing on Likely Death Tolls, JFK Remarked: "And We Call Ourselves the Human Race"
Soldiers, Spies and the Moon: Secret U.S. and Soviet Plans from the 1950s and 1960s
Declassified Documents Reflect the Covert Side of Lunar Programs.
Brazil: Torture Techniques Revealed in Declassified U.S. Documents
Dictatorship-Era Records Given by Vice President Biden to President Rousseff.
Iran 1953: US Envoy to Baghdad Suggested to Fleeing Shah He Not Acknowledge Foreign Role in Coup
Shah "Agreed," Declassified Cable Says.
The Battle for Iran, 1953: Re-Release of CIA Internal History Spotlights New Details about anti-Mosaddeq Coup
U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson and Some CIA Officials Initially Disagreed with Certain Premises of Coup Planners.
Congress Moving on FOIA Reform
Senators Leahy and Cornyn Introduce FOIA Improvement Act of 2014, Would Add Balancing Test and Sunset to "Deliberative Process" Exemption
New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident
Multi-Megaton Bomb Was Virtually "Armed" When It Crashed to Earth in North Carolina, Sandia Lab Report Concluded.
The United States and the Two Koreas, Part II: 1969-2010
Fears, Suspicions and Frustrations Arising from 1990s North Korean Nuclear Crisis Are Spotlighted in New Documents Publication.
Tiananmen at 25 Years
Chinese Military Was Split over Bloody Suppression of 1989 Student Protests, DIA Reported.
Inside the UN Security Council: April–July 1994
United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Czech Republic Declassified Documents Reveal New Perspectives on United Nations Security Council Debates on Rwanda in April 1994.
KEY DECISION MAKERS AND EYEWITNESSES GATHER IN THE HAGUE TO CONSIDER THE FAILURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1974
Ideological Superpower with Empty Stores.
U.S. Covert Intervention in Chile: Planning to Block Allende Began Long before September 1970 Election
Nixon Alerted in Advance to Date of Coup, Retired CIA Operative Writes in Foreign Affairs.
Rwanda: The Failure of the Arusha Peace Accords
International Community's Lack of Support for Military Demobilization and Rwandans' Inability to Implement Accords Led to Genocide in 1994.
CIA Successfully Conceals Bay of Pigs History
D.C. Circuit Split Decision Rules CIA Draft History Can Be Kept Secret Indefinitely.
Iran 1953: The Strange Odyssey of Kermit Roosevelt's Countercoup
CIA Approved Ex-Agent's Memoir of "28 Mordad" Coup After Changes Rendered It "Essentially a Work of Fiction."
Declassified Documents Show Henry Kissinger's Major Role in the 1974 Initiative That Created the Nuclear Suppliers Group
Kissinger Favored Efforts to Curb Nuclear Proliferation in Concert with Other Powers, But Did Not Want U.S. to "Go Charging Around the World, Like Don Quixote."
Sitreps Detail Rwanda's Descent into Genocide 1994
Complete Collection of Peacekeepers' Situation Reports from Rwanda to UN Headquarters in New York — from the Mission's Inception in October 1993 through the End of the Genocide in July 1994.
Brazil Marks 50th Anniversary of Military Coup
On 50th anniversary, Archive posts new Kennedy Tape Transcripts on coup plotting against Brazilian President Joao Goulart.
The Rwandan Refugee Crisis: Before the Genocide
U.S. National Archives Web Site Uploads Hundreds of Thousands of Diplomatic Cables from 1977
A Step Forward for On-Line Research in International History.
Iran-Contra: Lawrence Walsh's Contribution to History
Independent Counsel Uncovered Presidential Abuses, Left Invaluable Historical Record.
Spy Chief James Clapper Wins Rosemary Award
Whopper to Congress Clinches Worst Open Government Performance of 2013.
THE RWANDAN CRISIS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF FRANCE
PART ONE: LEADUP TO THE GENOCIDE.
Déjà vu in Mexico: Declassified Documents on the First Time Mexico "Killed" "El Chayo"
Once Deemed a "Needed Win" U.S.-Supported Operation Failed to Net Cartel Chief in 2010.
Half of Federal Agencies Still Use Outdated Freedom of Information Regulations
50 out of 101 not in compliance with 2007 Congressional changes to the statute.
Warnings of Catastrophe
French, US, UN, and Belgian Documents Foreshadow the Genocide in Rwanda 1994.
60th Anniversary of Castle BRAVO Nuclear Test, the Worst Nuclear Test in U.S. History
Blast Had Far Greater Explosive Yield than Expected, Equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshimas.
Dubious Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Defense Department Deletes Khrushchev's Public Statements about Jupiter Missiles in Turkey.
Special Plans and Double Meanings: Controversies over Deception, Intelligence, and Policy Counterterrorism
The Rwanda Sitreps
Daily Pleas to New York Detail How International Failure Left Peacekeepers Ill-Equipped to Respond to Rising Violence in January 1994.
Kissinger to Ford: "Smash" Rumsfeld
Newly Declassified Telcons Show Conflict During Ford Years Over Arms Control, Détente, Leaks, Angola.
USS Pueblo: LBJ Considered Nuclear Weapons, Naval Blockade, Ground Attacks in Response to 1968 North Korean Seizure of Navy Vessel, Documents Show
NSA Initially Downplayed Potential Damage from Capture of Sensitive Encryption Equipment from Spy Ship.
The Rwanda "Genocide Fax": What We Know Now
New Documentation Paints Complex Picture of Informant and his Warnings.
Advisory: CNN Re-Airing Groundbreaking 1998 Documentary - "COLD WAR"
National Security Archive Provided Key Documents, Guidance for Award-Winning Series.
Proliferation Watch: U.S. Intelligence Assessments of Potential Nuclear Powers, 1977-2001
First Publication of Recently Declassified Satellite Photographs of South African Nuclear Test Site--1977.
CIA Bay of Pigs Secrecy Case Reaches Appeals Court
National Security Archive Lawsuit Seeks Last Volume of CIA "Official History."
Last Nuclear Weapons Left Cuba in December 1962
Soviet Military Documents Provide Detailed Account of Cuban Missile Crisis Deployment and Withdrawal.
From Silence to Memory
Report on the Guatemalan police archives now available in English, with preface by Kate Doyle.
Documents detail "proliferation in reverse" success story.
Pakistan's Illegal Nuclear Procurement Exposed in 1987
Arrest of Arshed Pervez Sparked Reagan Administration Debate over Sanctions.
The Able Archer 83 Sourcebook
The largest collection of documents about the Abler Archer 83 incident available.
Mexico's San Fernando Massacres: A Declassified History
"Near total impunity" for Mexican Cartels "in the face of compromised local security forces," according to U.S.
THE DIEM COUP AFTER 50 YEARS
JOHN F. KENNEDY AND SOUTH VIETNAM, 1963.
The Area 51 File: Secret Aircraft and Soviet MiGs
Declassified Documents Describe Stealth Facility in Nevada.
Every Nuclear-Tipped Missile is an "Accident Waiting to Happen"
New History of Nuclear Weapons Control (and Lack Thereof) Cites National Security Archive Documents on War Plans, Nuclear Accidents, and Command Systems.
"Disreputable if Not Outright Illegal": The National Security Agency versus Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Art Buchwald, Frank Church, et al.
Newly Declassified History Divulges Names of Prominent Americans Targeted by NSA during Vietnam Era.
Guatemalan Court Convicts National Police Chief
Commander of Infamous 1984 Fernando Garcia Disappearance.
Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues - UPDATE OF MARCH 23, 2012 POSTING
U.S. Intelligence: Hiding of Military Assets by "Rogue Nations" and Other States a Major Security Challenge for 21st Century.
KISSINGER AND CHILE: THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD
Kissinger pressed Nixon to overthrow the democratically elected Allende government because his "'model' effect can be insidious," documents show.
The Snowden Affair
Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm over the National Security Agency.
CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup
Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath.
The Secret History of the U-2
US Spy Planes Targeted China to Help India; Used British Crews to "Confuse the Soviets" and Overflew French Nuclear Sites.
Technology and the CIA - UPDATE OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 POSTING
Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology
The Limited Test Ban Treaty - 50 Years Later: New Documents Throw Light on Accord Banning Atmospheric Nuclear Testing
State Department Officials Pointed to Soviet "Technical Violations" but "Gentlemen's Agreement" Spared Both Superpowers Public Criticisms over Possible Breaches.
The Israel-Argentina Yellowcake Connection
Previously Secret Documents Show That Canadian Intelligence Discovered That Israel Purchased Yellowcake from Argentines during 1963-1964.
Studies in Intelligence: New Articles from The CIA's In-House Journal
Unofficial Intelligence Community Views on Assassinations, James Angleton's 'Monster Plot,' Agent Protection, and More.
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1973
Brezhnev Elevated Detente over Class Struggle — to the Dismay of his Politburo Colleagues.
Forced Disappearance in the Dominican Republic
Government Impunity in Narciso González Case Continues after 19 Years.
The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part III
Part III: "Rather Stunning Array of Indicators" of the Soviet Reaction to Able Archer 83 had "A Dimension of Genuineness ... Often Not Reflected in Intelligence Issuances."
The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part II
Part II: "Blue's use of nuclear weapons did not stop Orange's aggression."
The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War Part I
Soviet "Huffing and Puffing?" "Crying Wolf?" "Rattling Pots and Pans?" or "A real worry that we could come into conflict through miscalculation?"
The Final Battle: Ríos Montt's Counterinsurgency Campaign
U.S. and Guatemalan Documents Describe the Strategy Behind Scorched Earth.
National Security Agency Tasked with Targeting Adversaries' Computers for Attack Since Early 1997, According to Declassified Document
"The Future of Warfare Is Warfare in Cyberspace," NSA Declared.
China May Have Helped Pakistan Nuclear Weapons Design, Newly Declassified Intelligence Indicates
CIA in 1977 Correctly Estimated South Africa Could Produce Enough Weapons-Grade Uranium "to Make Several Nuclear Devices Per Year."
The Thatcher-Gorbachev Conversations
Agreement against German Unification, Encouragement on Economic Reform, Argument over Nuclear Abolition.
Reading the North Korean Tea Leaves: The Perpetual Struggle to Fathom Pyongyang's Motives and Goals
"Brinkmanship" Seen As a "Mainstay of the North's Negotiating Repertoire," Say State Department Records.
Chiquita Sues to Block Release of Files on Colombia Terrorist Payments
Banana Giant Fears National Security Archive "Media Campaign."
Freedom of Information Follies: FOIA Reviewers Declassify Same Rwanda Document Four Times, Creating New Secrets Each Time
D.C. Circuit Rejects Justice Department "Maneuver"
Unanimous CREW v. FEC Decision Terms DoJ View "Impermissible."
Dos Erres Massacre Radio Show Wins 2013 Peabody Award
Interviewees Include Archive Analyst Kate Doyle.
Indicted for Genocide: Guatemala's Efraín Ríos Montt
U.S. and Guatemalan Documents Trace Dictator's Rise to Power.
The Iraq War Ten Years After
Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decision-Making.
Justice Department Repeats as Rosemary Award Winner For Worst Open Government Performance in 2012 - Updated 2013/04/02
National Security Archive "Award" Recognizes Failure to Change Agency Regulations, Sneak Attack on Congressional Intent, and Hyped Statistics.
Freedom of Information Regulations: Still Outdated, Still Undermining Openness
Majority of Agencies Have Not Updated FOIA Rules to Meet Either Obama's 2009 Order or Congress's 2007 Law.
OPERATION CONDOR ON TRIAL:
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS ON LATIN AMERICAN RENDITION AND ASSASSINATION PROGRAM OPEN IN BUENOS AIRES
National Security Archive Posts CIA, DIA and State Department Intelligence Reports Provided to Argentine Prosecutors.
State Department Intelligence and Research Predicted 1973 Arab-Israeli War
Key INR Memo Published for the First Time.
U.S. Officials Hoped Chinese Liberalization Program for Tibet in Early 1980s Would Bring Significant Improvements
Declassified Embassy Cables Assess Rationales for Beijing's Short-Lived Policy and Reasons for Its Collapse.
OSCARS: DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS TELL HISTORY BEHIND BEST FOREIGN FILM NOMINATION, "NO"
ONCE SECRET CIA, DEFENSE AND STATE DEPARTMENT RECORDS FILL IN GAPS IN CHILEAN FILM DEPICTING MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO OUST GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET
U.S. Detected Indian Nuclear Test Preparations in 1995, but Photo Evidence was "Clear As Mud"
Documents Reveal Washington's Uncertainty Over Whether Prime Minister Rao Had Approved a Test, but Eventually State Department Intelligence Predicted a Non-Test.
ALAN GROSS CASE SPOTLIGHTS U.S. DEMOCRACY PROGRAMS IN CUBA
LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY YIELDS DOCUMENTATION ON "OPERATIONAL" NATURE OF USAID EFFORT.
The Zero Dark Thirty File
Lifting The Government's Shroud Over the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.
Space-Based Early Warning: From MIDAS to DSP to SBIRS
Cold-War DSP System Is Now in the Process of Transition to SBIRS. (UDATE of November 8, 2007 Post)
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Was Not a Grand Design But a Grand Entanglement Resulting from Faulty Intelligence, Excessive Secrecy, and a Paralyzed Leadership, According to Conference of Former Decision-Makers
Proceedings from 1995 Conference Reveal Soviet Motivations and U.S. Internal Reactions to Soviet Move.
Lifting the Veil on Colombia's "Emerald Czar"
Declassified Cable Links Víctor Carranza's Alias to 1997 Miraflores Massacre.
2012/12/14 - Updated 2013/01/09
The Jonathan Pollard Spy Case: The CIA's 1987 Damage Assessment Declassified
New Details on What Secrets Israel Asked Pollard to Steal.
U.S. Had Plans for "Full Nuclear Response" In Event President Killed or Disappeared during an Attack on the United States
Both USSR and China Were To Be Targeted Simultaneously, Even If Attack Were Conventional or Accidental, and Regardless of Who Was Responsible.
U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects CIA's Motion to Squash Lawsuit on Bay of Pigs History
National Security Archive Freedom of Information Case to Receive Full Hearing.
Outdated Agency Regs Undermine Freedom of Information
Majority of Agencies Have Not Updated FOIA Rules to Meet Either Obama's 2009 Order or Congress's 2007 Law.
Declassified Documents Trace U.S. Policy Shifts on Use of Commercial Satellite Imagery from 1970s to Today
Lack of Control over Foreign Developments, Desire to Promote American Firms, and Potential Benefits Vied with National Security Concerns.
Declassified Pentagon History Provides Hair-Raising Scenarios of U.S. Vulnerabilities to Nuclear Attack through 1970s
Study Specifically Addresses U.S. Strategic Command-Control-and-Communications [C3] Systems.
Mikoyan's "Mission Global Competition and the Deterioration of U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1977-1980
Third World Competition Damaged Superpower Relations at Pivotal Moment, According to Conference of Former Decision-Makers
Declassified 1964 National Intelligence Estimate Predicts India's Bomb But Not Israel's
New Release Reports Country-by-Country Nuclear Capabilities, Fresh Data on Global Proliferation Trends in Mid-1960s.
Mikoyan's "Mission Impossible" in Cuba: New Soviet Evidence on the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Underwater Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Submarines and the Risk of Nuclear War
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 Casualties in Cuba Invasion 1962, But If Nukes Launched, "Heavy Losses" Until U.S. Responded in Kind
Gen. Taylor Proposed Major Retaliation if Cubans "Foolhardy" Enough to Try to Repel U.S. Invasion with Nuclear Weapons.
SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN A CASE OF MISSION CREEP, ACCORDING TO NEW BOOK AND ORIGINAL SOVIET DOCUMENTS
THE DEAD END PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS REVELATIONS: KENNEDY'S SECRET APPROACH TO CASTRO
DECLASSIFIED RFK DOCUMENTS YIELD NEW INFORMATION ON BACK-CHANNEL TO FIDEL CASTRO TO AVOID NUCLEAR WAR.
U.S.-Iran: Lessons from an Earlier War
New Book—Becoming Enemies—Explores Roots of the Current Crisis with Iran.
The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November
Mikoyan Archive Reveals Cuba a Near-Nuclear Power. New Book Shows Crisis Unresolved Until November 22, 1962.
Lifting the Veil on NRO Satellite Systems and Ground Stations
Documents Trace Effort to Declassify the Operations of America's Intelligence Satellite Agency.
The Armageddon Letters
Telling the Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis From the Perspective of Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro.
Soviet Dissidents and Jimmy Carter
The Transformation of Human Rights into An International Norm.
Jimmy Carter's Controversial Nuclear Targeting Directive PD-59 Declassified
Designed to Give President More Choices in Nuclear Conflict than "All-Out Spasm War".
The Haqqani History: Bin Ladin's Advocate Inside the Taliban
New Documents – Posted on 9/11 Anniversary – Offer Partial View Inside Newly-Dubbed Terrorist Network.
Nuclear Terrorism: How Big a Threat?
Documents Trace U.S. Nuclear Counter-Terror Efforts.
Foreign Policy Features CIA Document Released to National Security Archive
"A Classified Mea Culpa on Iraq." CIA Analysis Acknowledges Intelligence Failure on Iraq's WMDs.
Inside U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Carter-Brezhnev Period
Documents and Transcripts of Meetings between Leading American and Soviet Ex-Officials Explore Collapse of Détente in late 1970s.
Early Atomic Energy Commission Studies Show Concern over Gas Centrifuge Proliferation risk
It would "Not be too Difficult" to Build a Secret Plant to Produce Highly Enriched Uranium, AEC warned.
The Alexeyeva File
Soviet, American, and Russian Documents on the Human Rights Legend.
Documenting the FBI: Declassified Documents Provide New Detail on Confronting the Terrorist Threat – from al-Qaeda to Skinheads
New Archive Posting Opens Window into Broad Range of Recent FBI Operations.
Trilateralism and Beyond
Great Power Politics and the Korean Security Dilemma during and after the Cold War.
STOLEN BABIES: Argentina Convicts Two Military Dictators
In Unprecedented Testimony, Former US Assistant Secretary of State Confirmed Military Kidnappings of Children of Disappeared Political Prisoners in the 1970's.
Happy 46th Birthday, Freedom of Information!
National Security Archive Compilation of 46 News Stories.
Japan and the United States from Kennedy to Clinton
New National Security Archive Publication Makes Available 900 Formerly Classified Documents.
The Central Intelligence Agency's 9/11 File
Top Secret CIA Documents on Osama bin Laden Declassified.
U.S. Nuclear Terrorism Exercise Leaves Indianapolis in "Ruins."
Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1972
Soviet government official Anatoly Chernyaev records an insider's view of the Brezhnev era.
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.
Update: The Guatemalan Death Squad Diary and the Right to Truth
National Security Archive Expert Testifies before International Court.
New Documents Spotlight Reagan-era Tensions over Pakistani Nuclear Program
Findings that General Zia Had "Lied" About Pakistani Nuclear Activities Conflicted with U.S. Afghanistan Priority.
Taylor Verdict Milestone for International Justice
Liberian Warlord Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity During Sierra Leone's Civil War.
The SOLO File: Declassified Documents Detail "The FBI's Most Valued Secret Agents of the Cold War"
Morris Childs Talked to Mao, Khrushchev, Suslov, Ponomarev - Carried Soviet Funds for American Communists (with Brother Jack) - Reported Back to the FBI for Two Decades.
The Zelikow Memo: Internal Critique of Bush Torture Memos Declassified
Document sheds light on disputes over treatment of detainees.
Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: "Give Maggie enough to carry on..." Haig to Thatcher: "We are not impartial."
New U.S. Documents Show Washington Sided with British in Early April 1982 While Publicly Declaring Neutrality.
The Pursuit of Justice in Guatemala
There are two winds blowing in Guatemala today. One is for justice, and the other is the right-wing outrage that swept retired general Otto Pérez Molina to the presidency in November.
Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues - UPDATED SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 POSTING
U.S. Intelligence : Hiding of Military Assets by "Rogue Nations" and Other States a Major Security Challenge for 21st Century
Holder Responds to Rosemary Award
The 3 A.M. Phone Call
False Warnings of Soviet Missile Attacks during 1979-80 Led to Alert Actions for U.S. Strategic Forces.
Justice Department Wins Rosemary Award for Worst Open Government Performance in 2011
National Security Archive cites selective leaks prosecutions, business-as-usual secrecy arguments in litigation, and retrograde information regulations.
The Lessons for U.S. Intelligence From Today's Battlefields.
NSArchive's Kate Doyle wins Prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism
The Pakistani Taliban's Coming Divide: How the Death of Its Leader Could Be Bad for the United States
ForeignAffairs.com Features Article by Archive Analyst.
Cracking a Vietnam War Mystery
New book, Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam, uses long-hidden communist sources to explore a potential missed opportunity for peace in 1966.
Spy Thriller E-Book Features National Security Archive
THE NATURE OF THE GAME by bestselling author James Grady places sleuth protagonist amid documents at the Archive.
"Godfather" of Colombian Army Intelligence Acquitted in Palace of Justice Case
Gen. Iván Ramírez Led Unit that "Tortured and Killed" Palace of Justice Detainees in 1985.
The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974
U.S. Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized Intelligence Community Performance for "Waffling Judgments" and Not Following Up Leads.
CHILEAN JUDGE REQUESTS EXTRADITION OF U.S. MILITARY OFFICIAL IN "MISSING" CASE
Capt. Ray Davis Indicted in Chile for alleged role in murder of Charles Horman, Frank Teruggi.
IRAN CONTRA AT 25: REAGAN AND BUSH 'CRIMINAL LIABILITY' EVALUATIONS
Presidential 'Exposure' and roles detailed in Special Prosecutor Reports.
The End of the USSR, 20 Years Later
Moscow Conference Debates Breakup of the Soviet Union.
REMAINS OF TWO OF GUATEMALA'S DEATH SQUAD DIARY VICTIMS FOUND IN MASS GRAVE
Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala identifiesthem through DNA.
CIA History of DCI William Colby
CIA Director Distinguishes "bad"/"good"/"lesser" and "non-secrets."
U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004
Sandia Labs Historical Video Documents History of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy.
Who Killed Jaime Garzón?
Document Points to Military/Paramilitary Nexus in Murder of Popular Colombian Comedian
COMPLETE PENTAGON PAPERS AT LAST!
All Three Versions Posted, Allowing Side-by-Side Comparison
Secret U.S. Message to Mullah Omar: "Every Pillar of the Taliban Regime Will Be Destroyed"
New Documents Detail America's Strategic Response to 9/11
The August 1991 Coup in Moscow, 20 Years Later
Documents Show Hardliners Tried to Topple Gorbachev but Brought Down the Soviet Union
Darfur "genocide" had no "legal consequences" for U.S.
New article in The Atlantic contrasts Darfur memo with 1994 finding that application of term to Rwanda would force U.S. "to actually 'do something'"
Top Secret CIA 'Official History' of the Bay of Pigs: Revelations
'Friendly Fire' Reported as CIA Personnel Shot at Own Aircraft; New Revelations on Assassination Plots, Use of Americans in Combat
The Berlin Wall, 50 Years Ago
While Condemning Wall in Public, U.S. Officials Saw "Long Term Advantage" if Potential Refugees Stayed in East Germany
CIA FORCED TO RELEASE LONG SECRET OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BAY OF PIGS INVASION
National Security Archive Lawsuit Yields Never-Before-Seen Volumes of Massive Study;
Agency Continues to Withhold Volume 5
Non-Papers and Demarches: U.S. and British Combined to Delay Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Program in 1978-1981, Declassified Documents Show
Early Phase of Campaign Brought U.S.-Pakistani Relations to Their "Lowest Ebb," said General Zia
U.S. Intelligence Eyes Chinese Research into Space-Age Weapons
Possible Use of Electromagnetic and Microwave Radiation against Taiwan or U.S. Fleet Raised
Eleven Possibilities for Pentagon Papers' "11 Words"
Eight Federal Agencies Have FOIA Requests a Decade Old, According to Knight Open Government Survey
Oldest Pending Request Now 20 Years Old, Still on Referral Among Multiple Agencies
From Silence to Memory
A Celebration of the Report of the Historic Archives of the National Police
2011/06/10, updated 2011/06/13
NATIONAL ARCHIVES (NARA) RELEASES PENTAGON PAPERS!
40 Years Later - Full Declassification of "One of the Worst-Kept Secrets in History"
The French Bomb, with Secret U.S. Help
Documents from Nixon and Ford Administrations Show U.S. Assistance for French Nuclear Forces Earlier Than Previously Reported
The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1991
Top Gorbachev Adviser Chronicles Final Year of the Soviet Union
The Osama Bin Laden File
Pakistan's Bin Laden Policy
Declassified Documents Show Pakistani Refusal to Help Apprehend Terrorist before 9/11
The Osama Bin Laden File
The Last NSAM Standing
Deconstructing a Secrecy Blunder: A Study in Dysfunction
CIA Sued for "Holding History Hostage" on Bay of Pigs Invasion
National Security Archive files FOIA lawsuit to Force Release of "Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation" on 50th Anniversary
The Chiquita Papers
Banana Giant's Paramilitary Payoffs Detailed in Trove of Declassified Legal, Financial Documents
New Book on the Peril of Nuclear Weapons Highlights the Archive's Nuclear Vault
Ron Rosenbaum's How the End Begins Lauds "Astonishing Compilation" of Declassified Documents on the Bomb
"Learn from History"
31st Anniversary of the Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Glass Half Full
2011 Knight Open Government Survey Finds Freedom of Information Change, But Many Federal Agencies Lag in Fulfilling President Obama's Day One Openness Pledge
"Nobody Wins a Nuclear War" But "Success" is Possible
Mixed Message of 1950s Air Force Film on a U.S.-Soviet Conflict
27 Years Later, Justice for Fernando García
Update on the conviction of the Guatemalan police officers responsible for Fernando García's "forced disappearance"
Fighting for Darfur
U.S. Opposition to International Criminal Court in 2004-2005 Held Up Peacekeeping, Slowed Justice for Genocide Perpetrators
Sundance Premiere Highlights Guatemala Human Rights Work
Archive Analyst Kate Doyle Featured in Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
Ex-Kaibil Officer Connected to Dos Erres Massacre Arrested in Alberta, Canada
The CIA File on Luis Posada Carriles
A Former Agency Asset Goes on Trial in the U.S.
The United States and Pakistan's Quest for the Bomb
Newly Declassified Documents Disclose Carter Administration's Unsuccessful Efforts to Roll Back Islamabad's Secret Nuclear Program
Archive Director Tom Blanton decries "Wikimania"
Congressional testimony calls for overhaul of secrecy system and restraint on prosecutions
New Archive Research Center Opens
Honors Washington Philanthropist Smith Bagley
Cold War Air Defense Relied on Widespread Dispersal of Nuclear Weapons, Documents Show
Deployments Had Dangerous Potential Because of Predelegation Arrangements
Justice Department Censors Nazi-Hunting History
Archive FOIA request and lawsuit opens 45 redacted pages; Breakdown of FOI system sparks leak of full 600-page report
New Obama Order Standardizes and Limits Pseudo-Secrets
Follows Recommendations from Open Government Advocates and the 2006 Archive FOI Audit
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART III: Shaping the Debate
U.S. and British Documents Show Transatlantic Propaganda Cooperation
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART II: Was There Even a Decision?
U.S. and British Documents Give No Indication Alternatives Were Seriously Considered
The United States vs. Rito Alejo del Río
Ambassador Cited Accused Colombian General's Reliance on Paramilitary Death Squads
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001
Documents Outline Policy Makers’ Aims for the Conflict and Postwar Rule of Iraq
Former Guatemalan Soldier Sentenced to Ten Years for Lying About Role in Dos Erres Massacre
Declassified documents show that U.S. officials knew the Guatemalan Army was responsible for the 1982 mass murder
"No-Go" Tribal Areas Became Basis for Afghan Insurgency Documents Show
Washington's Immediate 9/11 Demands to Islamabad
To Save Dan Mitrione Nixon Administration Urged Death Threats for Uruguayan Prisoners
In Response Uruguayan Security Forces Launched Death Squads to Hunt and Kill Insurgents
The Test Ban Challenge
Nuclear Nonproliferation and the Quest for a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Archive Director Takes on Stephen Colbert!
Also A Guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?
New Archive Document Collection Sheds Light on Nixon's Frustrating Search for Military Options
"We can't go on the way we are"
U.S. Proposals for a Fissile Material Production Cutoff and Disarmament Diplomacy during the 1950s and 60s
The Washington/Camp David Summit 1990: From the Secret Soviet, American and German Files
Documents Show Serious Domestic Challenges to Gorbachev; Bush Tries to Help with Trade Agreement, Not Arms Cuts
Landmark Conviction in Colombia's Palace of Justice Case
Declassified Documents Implicate Colonel, Army, in Civilian Killings, Disappearances
Secret U.S. Overture to Iran in 1999 Broke Down Over Terrorism Allegations
U.S. Also Misunderstood Iran's Leadership Dynamics in Attempting Exclusive Contact with President Khatami
The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1990
Fifth Installment of Former Top Soviet Adviser's Journal Available in English for First Time
Former Guatemalan Soldier Arrested for Alleged Role in Dos Erres Massacre
Declassified documents show that U.S. officials knew the Guatemalan Army was responsible for the 1982 mass murder
Cracking open the Soviet biological weapons system, 1990
More from David Hoffman's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
The Glasnost tours:
Breaking Down Soviet Military Secrecy
IN MEMORIAM: ANATOLY FEDOROVICH DOBRYNIN (1919-2010)
Dean of Washington's Diplomatic Corps, Eyewitness to the Superpower Rivalry, and Advocate for Opening Up the History of the Cold War
Kissinger Blocked Demarche on International Assassinations to Condor States
Rescinded Orders to Warn Military Regimes Days before Letelier Bombing in Washington, D.C.
How Much is Enough? Part II
"Prague Treaty Cuts Are Modest, Real"; Old Cold War Proposals Went Even Lower
Why is "Poodle Blanket" Classified?
Still More Dubious Secrets at the Pentagon
Bordaberry Condemned for 1973 Coup
National Security Archive Posts Declassified Evidence Used in Trial
Sunshine and Shadows
The Clear Obama Message for Freedom of Information Meets Mixed Results
2010 Rosemary Award for Worst Open Government Performance Goes to Federal Chief Information Officers' Council
National Security Archive cites CIO Council for "lifetime failure" to address crisis in government e-mail preservation
Archival Evidence of Mexico's Human Rights Crimes
The Case of Aleida Gallangos
The CIA's Declassified History of the Glomar Explorer
Seeing human rights in the "proper manner"
The Reagan-Chun Summit of February 1981
The Air Force versus Hollywood
Documentary on "SAC Command Post" Tried to Rebut "Dr. Strangelove" and "Fail Safe"
Obama's Challenges at Copenhagen Echo Clinton's at Kyoto
National Security Archive and White House Reach
Agreement for Restoration of Missing Bush White House E-mails
Kennedy Considered Supporting Coup in South Vietnam, August 1963
Newly Declassified Audio Tapes Reveal JFK Saw Only Negative Choices
Thirtieth Anniversary of NATO's Dual-Track Decision
The Road to the Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War
New Documents from the Archive's Nuclear Vault
Operation Mexico: Secret Argentine Rendition Program Illuminated by Declassified Documents
National Security Archive Analyst Presents New Evidence to Court in Argentina
Bush and Gorbachev at Malta
Previously Secret Documents from Soviet and U.S. Files on the 1989 Meeting, 20 Years Later
Jacobo Timerman hizo Tambalear a la Dictadura Argentina
La Administración de Carter dio prioridad a este caso; la liberación de Timerman estremeció a la Junta Militar en 1979
Operation Sofia: Documenting Genocide in Guatemala
Archive expert presents Guatemalan military document in international genocide case
The Soviet Origins of Helmut Kohl's 10 Points
Documents show secret messages from Moscow sparked West German chancellor to announce German unification plans on November 28, 1989
The Taliban Biography: The Structure and Leadership of the Taliban 1996-2002
Documents Show U.S. Officials Worried Mullah Omar Was Growing Closer to Bin Laden in 1998
Prague Communists Called for Wall to Open on November 8, 1989
East German Refugee Crisis in Embassies in Prague Turned Hardliners into Advocates for Change 20 Years Ago
Fall of Berlin Wall Caused Anxiety More than Joy at Highest Levels
Secret Documents Show Opposition to German Unification
Know Thine Enemy: Why The Taliban Cannot Be Flipped
Foreign Affairs Features Article by Archive Analyst Barbara Elias
Afghanistan Déjà vu?
Lessons from the Soviet Experience
Nuclear Noh Drama
Tokyo, Washington and the Case of the Missing Nuclear Agreements
A Different October Revolution
Dismantling the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe
State Department Cable says Colombian Army Responsible for Palace of Justice Deaths, Disappearances
Document Introduced as Evidence in Trial of Col. Alfonso Plazas Vega
Posada Carriles Built Bombs for, and Informed on, Jorge Mas Canosa, CIA Records Reveal
Proposed Posada for "responsible civil position" in post-Castro government; Declassified Documents identify Posada's Agency Handlers
Archive General Counsel Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee on FOIA
Notes backlogs in FY 2008 went back as far as 17 Years, Urges Additional Steps for Congress and Obama Administration to Improve FOIA
Conspiracy of Silence?
Colombia, the United States and the Massacre at El Salado
U.S. Intelligence and the Detection of the First Soviet Nuclear Test, September 1949
Previously Classified Interviews with Former Soviet Officials Reveal U.S. Strategic Intelligence Failure Over Decades
1995 Contractor Study Finds that U.S. Analysts Exaggerated Soviet Aggressiveness and Understated Moscow's Fears of a U.S. First Strike
The CIA's Vietnam Histories
Newly-Declassified CIA Histories Show Its Involvement in Every Aspect of the Indochina War
CIA Inspector General Report Exposes Torture as U.S. Policy
What were they hiding? A Comparison of the Bush and Obama Releases
The Torture Archive
More than 83,000 Pages Now Online, Full-text and Indexed
Breaking the Silence
The Mexican Army and the 1997 Acteal Massacre
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"
More Dubious Secrets
Systematic Overclassification of Defense Information Poses Challenge for President Obama's Secrecy Review
National Security Inspectors General Release Critique of Warrantless Surveillance Program
Robert McNamara: An Appreciation
Saddam Hussein Talks to the FBI
Twenty Interviews and Five Conversations with "High Value Detainee # 1" in 2004
Archive Submits Comments on Obama Administration Declassification Policy
Public Interest Declassification Board Launches Forum for Public Input on Declassification Policy
The Secret Sentry Declassified
Declassified Documents Reveal the Inner Workings and Intelligence Gathering Operations of the National Security Agency
Air Force Audit Finds Agency Lacks Basic Systems to Comply with the Freedom of Information Act
Three years after a federal court found a pattern and practice of not processing FOIAs in a lawsuit brought by the National Security Archive, Air Force still has not fixed its system
Ernest R. May 1928-2009, An
National Security Archive joins scholars around the world in mourning
the passing of Ernest R. May
The Secrecy Court of Last Resort
New Declassification Releases by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP)
The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev
Archive Publishes Fourth
Installment of Former Top Soviet Adviser's Journal
Archive Testifies to House Oversight Committee About Challenges Facing National Archives
Recommends New Archivist Have a Vision for Archives 2.0
"How Much is Enough?": The U.S. Navy and "Finite Deterrence"
A Moment in Cold War History when the Fundamentals of the U.S. Nuclear Posture Were at Stake
F. Kennedy Urged Lifting Travel Ban to Cuba in '63
Documents Record First Internal Debate to Lift Ban
White House Agrees to Share Information in an Effort to Resolve Archive's E-mail Lawsuit
"Torturing Democracy" Wins RFK Journalism Award
Award Committee Calls Film "the definitive broadcast account of a deeply troubling chapter in recent American history"
Fujimori Found Guilty of Human Rights Crimes
National Security Archive Posts Declassified Evidence Used in Trial
New Attorney General Guidelines on FOIA Released
Holder Memo Encourages Discretionary Releases, Accountability of FOIA Programs; DOJ Will Only Defend if Harm from Release is Reasonably Foreseeable
Historical Archives Lead to Arrest of Police Officers in Guatemalan Disappearance
Declassified documents show U.S. Embassy knew that Guatemalan security forces were behind wave of abductions of students and labor leaders
2009 Rosemary Award for Worst FOIA Performance Goes to FBI
National Security Archive Cites FBI for Record-Setting "No Records" Responses
Obama Administration Lifts Blanket Ban on Media Coverage of the Return of Fallen Soldiers
Policy changed 18 years after Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney first banned news media from covering honor ceremonies at Dover Air Force Base
Obama Justice Department Misses Opportunity for Transparency
Stays the Course in Defense of Archive Suit About Lost Bush White House E-mail
Afghanistan and the Soviet Withdrawal 1989: 20 Years Later
Jan Palach Week, 1989: The Beginning of the End for Czechoslovak Communism
Documents from Secret Police, Party, and Dissidents Published on Web
Cuba and the U.S.: Road Map on Efforts to Improve Relations Revealed in Declassified Documents
Secret Kissinger Era reports on Ending "Perpetual Antagonism" may hold Lessons for Obama Administration
President Obama embraces openness on day one,
as urged by the National Security Archive and a coalition of more than 60 organizations
New president says era of secrecy in Washington is over, pledges "new era of openness in our country"
White House e-mail in "true emergency conditions"
Magistrate judge orders search of all White House computers, grants plaintiffs' request for inventories and preservation of evidence
UPDATED - 2009/01/14
White House admits it has not recovered files from computer workstations or collected external computer storage media that may contain missing e-mails
Scope of missing e-mails acknowledged in court today, although Department of Justice claims they are working on a solution
Court Grants National Security Archive Motion to Search White House Computers and Preserve E-mails
On the eve of transition, federal judge orders outgoing White House staff to surrender electronic media containing e-mails
The Iranian Nuclear Program, 1974-1978
U.S.-Iran Nuclear Negotiations in 1970s Featured Shah's Nationalism and U.S. Weapons Worries
The Nuclear Emergency Search Team, 1974-1996
Declassified Documents Depict Creation, Capabilities, and Activities of Once-Secret Nuclear Counterterrorism Unit
"Body count mentalities": Colombia's "False Positives" Scandal, Declassified
Documents Describe History of Abuses by Colombian Army
"Riveting" Account of U.S. Presidents and the Middle East Details Inconsistent Policies and influence of Foreign Leaders
New Patrick Tyler book narrates "A World of Trouble"; Documentary highlights posted on Archive Web site
The Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts
Archive Publishes Treasure Trove of Kissinger Telephone Conversations
“No se Registró Novedad
Digna de Mencionar”
Documentos del Archivo del Terror de Paraguay
Desmienten la Fuga de Prisioneros
Reagan, Gorbachev and Bush at Governor's Island
Previously Secret Documents from Soviet and U.S. Files on the 1988 Summit in New York, 20 Years Later
NPR Features Archive Analyst in Tlatelolco Massacre Program
Links to Declassified Documents from Archive FOIA Requests and Mexican Archival Research
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
Obama administration can act quickly to restore openness, according to new transparency proposals
Dozens of groups sign on to recommend openness from Day One
Court Rejects White House on Missing E-mails
Judge Kennedy sides with Archive and CREW on ability to sue
Court Rebukes CIA on Freedom of Information, Recognizes Journalists, Not CIA, Determine What Is News
CIA Ordered to Treat National Security Archive as Representative of the News Media for All FOIA Requests
Court Orders Government to Submit Warrantless Surveillance Legal Opinions for Judicial Review
Court refuses to accept blanket assertions of secrecy regarding DOJ surveillance opinions
More Cold War Espionage Transcripts Unsealed
Victory for Archive and Historical Associations Results in the Release of New Information About Rosenbergs Spy Case
Washington Broadcast Set for Torturing Democracy
Reviewers rate new documentary "compelling," "impressive," "top-shelf"
Documenting Colombia's 'tragedy without end'
2 DE OCTUBRE DE 1968 - Verdad Bajo Resguardo
On the 40th Anniversary of the Tlatelolco Massacre, Archivos Abiertos offers the most complete account to date of what files exist and what remains hidden bajo resguardo
Out of the Black: The Declassification of the NRO
Declassified Documents Depict Debates Over Whether to Declassify the "Fact of" U.S. Satellite Reconnaissance Organization
National Security Archive and Historians Secure Long Secret Rosenberg Grand Jury Testimony
Ruth Greenglass Testimony Directly Contradicts Central Trial Charge against Ethel Rosenberg
New Kissinger 'Telcons' Reveal Chile Plotting at Highest Levels of U.S. Government
Nixon Vetoed Proposed Coexistence with an Allende Government
Archive Expert Testifies in Fujimori Trial
Testimony Explains How Declassified Documents Provide Information on Human Rights Abuses of Fujimori Government
PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings
"White Paper" Drafted before NIE even Requested
1998 Missile Strikes on Bin Laden May Have Backfired
Extensive 1999 Report on Al-Qaeda Threat Released by U.S. Dept of Energy
Magistrate Judge Affirms Recommendation that Court Order White House to Preserve E-mails on Workstations and Portable Media
Concludes Some Missing E-mail May Not Be Preserved on Back-Up Tapes
Court Agrees to Release of Most Rosenberg Grand Jury Materials
Orders Government to Determine Status of Additional Witnesses
The "Eyeball to Eyeball" Myth
New Book One Minute to Midnight Reveals Missile-carrying Ships Already Heading Back to Soviet Union
"The Impulse towards a Safer World"
40th Anniversary of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty - The Latest from the Archive's Nuclear Vault
Federal Prosecutors Agree to Release of Some Rosenberg Grand Jury Records After Petition from Archive and Historical Groups
The Shootdown of Major Anderson
U.S. Intelligence Tracked Activation of Soviet Air Defenses During Missile Crisis
Tracing the Nuclear Warheads
New Book One Minute to Midnight Reveals Precise Location of Soviet Nuclear Bunkers During Cuban Missile Crisis
U.S. Military Hoped for Virtually Unlimited Freedom of Action in Iraq
Drafting of U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement Began Nearly Five Years Ago
Missing Over the Soviet Union
New Book One Minute to Midnight Reveals Accidental U-2 Flight Over Soviet Airspace During Missile Crisis
Archive Testifies that Implementation of Controlled Unclassified Information Framework Must Include Measures to Reduce Secrecy and Protect Public Disclosure
The Soviet Plan to Destroy Guantanamo
Archive Publishes Key Sources Behind One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
The Moscow Summit 20 Years
From The Secret U.S. and Soviet Files
The Diary of Anatoly S. Chernyaev: 1987-1988
Electronic and Classified Records are Overwhelming the National Archives
According to Senate Testimony by Archive Director
Washington Post Profiles the Archive
"The house that FOIA built and a mecca for documents buffs"; Documents "nothing short of astonishing"
Archive Featured in Fox News Expose on FBI Files
FBI Official Claims Innocent Mistake in Answering "No Records" on Al Qaeda; But FBI Sent "No Records" Response a Second Time Answering Archive's Appeal
White House Backups are Incomplete, May Not Contain Some Missing E-mails
Court Filing Says White House Cannot Identify Hard Drives in Use When E-mails Were Lost
Air Force Histories Show Cautious Presidents Overruling Air Force Plans for Early Use of Nuclear Weapons
Court Sets Deadline for White House Answers on Missing E-mail
Magistrate Judge Cites "Lack of Precision" in White House Statements
Ruling on Preservation of White House E-Mails Awaited
New Law Proposed to Address Destruction of Electronic Records
2008/04/11 - Update
Reconnaissance Satellites: Domestic Targets
Describe Use of Satellites in Support of Civil Agencies and Longstanding Controversy
Fighting the War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973
Air Force Histories Reveal CIA Role in Laos, CIA Air Strike Missions, New Evidence on Nuclear Weapons, Air Force Policy Disputes, During Vietnam War Years
Treasury Wins 2008 "Rosemary Award" as Worst FOIA Agency
National Security Archive Annual Award Cites Shredded Letters, Decade-Long Delays, and Sub-Prime Performance
Court orders White House to show cause why it should not create forensic copies of all electronic media
Seeks means to protect missing e-mails in response to Archive lawsuit
Mixed Signals, Mixed Results: How President Bush's Executive Order on FOIA Failed to Deliver - The Knight Open Government Survey
Two Years Later, Freedom of Information Order Still Has Not Produced All That It Promised
Slain Colombian Insurgent Held Secret Talks with U.S. Diplomats
Declassified State Department Memo Describes Clandestine 1998 Meetings with Colombian Guerrillas Central to Current Saber-Rattling in Andean Region
"Prevent the Emergence of a New Rival"
The Making of the Cheney Regional Defense Strategy, 1991-1992
White House Ignored Repeated Warnings That E-mails Were at Risk
White House Staff Claims Ignorance about its Own Prior Investigation Into Missing E-mails, Acknowledges it Still Has Not Located E-mails From Over 200 Days
Southern Cone Rendition Program: Peru's Participation
Operation Condor Crimes Focus of Italian Indictments
Paramilitaries and the United States: "Unraveling the Pepes Tangled Web"
Documents Detail Narco-Terror Connection to U.S.-Colombia Anti-Escobar Task Force
National Security Archive and Historical Associations Petition for Release of Rosenberg Grand Jury Records
More Than 50 Years After Spy Trial, Public Interest Outweighs Privacy, National Security Concerns
Suharto: A Declassified Documentary Obit
"Secrecy" Film Premieres at Sundance
Archive Director Featured in Q & A
1978: Clandestine Operation of Argentine Military Intelligence in Mexico
Archive Publishes Spanish-language Briefing Book on Mexican Secret Services Capture of Operatives Attempting to Kill Argentine Insurgents
White House Admits No Back-Up Tapes for E-mail Before October 2003
Responds to Court's Questions; Claims Not to Know Whether Critical E-mails Were Erased
In 1974 Estimate, CIA Found that Israel Already Had a Nuclear Stockpile
"Many Countries" Would Soon Have Nuclear Capabilities
White House Must Answer Questions About Missing White House E-mails, Magistrate Judge Rules
En el 15 Aniversario del Archivo del Terror
El National Security Archive Pone en Linea 60,000 Registros de la Policia Secreta del Dictador Stroessner
Operación Cóndor en el Archivo del Terror
Localizar y detener al Dr. Goiburú
Documentos del Archivo del Terror de Paraguay implican a Fuerzas de Seguridad paraguayas y argentinas en el secuestro
Rendition in the Southern Cone
Condor Documents Revealed from the Paraguayan "Archive of Terror"
2007/12/18 - Updated Jan 2, 2008
President Signs FOIA Amendment
First FOIA Reform Bill In More Than A Decade Becomes Law
Archive Argues Against Government Attempt to Dismiss White House E-mail Lawsuit
Dismissal Would Leave No Remedy or Recovery for 5 Million or More Historic Computer Record
The INF Treaty and the Washington Summit
20 Years Later
Fujimori on Trial
Secret DIA Intelligence Cable Ties Former President to Summary Executions
Fujimori on Trial
Secret DIA Intelligence Cable Ties Former President to Summary Executions
Evidence on the Origins of Overkill
First Substantive Release of Early SIOP Histories
Case of Luis Posada Debated on Capitol Hill
Archive Analyst Peter Kornbluh Shares Declassified
CIA and FBI Intelligence Reports With House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
Judge Orders Executive Office of the President to Preserve E-mail Backup Tapes
2007/11/09 - UPDATED 2013/01/08
Early Warning: From MIDAS to DSP to SBIRS
Last DSP satellite to be launched tomorrow
The Record on CURVEBALL
Declassified Documents and Key Participants Show the Importance of Phony Intelligence in the Origins of the Iraq War
Kissinger Conspired With Soviet Ambassador to
Keep Secretary of State in the Dark
U.S. State Department and Russian Foreign Ministry Publish Record of Dobrynin-Kissinger "Back Channel" Meetings Based on First-time Access to Classified Soviet-Era Documents
Archive seeks to discover true extent of missing e-mails at White House
Demands the initiation of discovery to ensure Executive Office of the President cannot render judicial preservation decisions meaningless
Che Guevara's Hair Auctioned Off
Scrapbook of memorabilia kept by CIA operative who buried Che
renews attention to Guevara's execution, U.S. Role
Declassifying the "Fact of" Satellite Reconnaissance
The Debate and Documents
Court Rules Delay in Release of Presidential Papers is Illegal
Fails to Address Authority of Former Vice Presidents to Hold Up Disclosure of Papers
The Mexico Freedom of Information Program
Archive Launches New Web Page on Transparency in Mexico
The Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA)
Describe Organization and Operations of Controversial Agency and
U.S. Reconnaissance Satellites:
Documents Describe Use of Satellites in Support of Civil Agencies
The Algerian Nuclear Problem,
1991: Controversy over the Es Salam Nuclear Reactor
1991 Controversy over Algerian Nuclear Reactor Led Washington to
Seek Chinese Assistance in Pressing Algiers to Adhere to Nuclear
Archive Sues to Recover 5
Million Missing White House E-mails
New Court Decisions in Two
Permits CIA to Withhold Historic President?s Daily Briefs, But Denies
Categorical Exemption for PDBs
Rejects Wiretapping Secrecy Claims, Orders New Index of Documents
and More Detailed Reasons for Withholding
Pakistan: "The Taliban's Godfather"?
Detail Years of Pakistani Support for Taliban, Extremists
The George Polk
CIA Has Lost Records on CBS Reporter Murdered in Greece in 1948,
and Destroyed FOIA File on Case
and U.S. Satellite Reconnaissance, 1958-1976
at Height of Cold War, U.S. Officials Regularly Argued Internally
for More Transparency
Asks Archive to Testify About Overclassification of Records
Urge Senate to Enact FOIA Reform on the Law's 41st Birthday
Years of FOIA, 20 Years of Delay
Knight Open Government Survey by National Security
Archive finds agencies mislead Congress on oldest requests
Truth about Triple-A
Document Implicates Current, Former Colombian Army Commanders in
The CIA's Family
Agency Violated Charter for 25 Years; Wiretapped Journalists
U.S. Opposed Taiwanese
Bomb during 1970s
Declassified Documents Show Persistent U.S. Intervention
to Discourage Suspicious Nuclear Research
Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev
Publishes Second Installment of Former Top Soviet Adviser's Journal
Iraq: The Media
Declassified White Paper and PowerPoint Slides on Pentagon's
"Rapid Reaction Media Team" for Iraq
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
and Openness Advocates Urge Court Scrutiny of Government Secrecy
Amicus brief argues against deference in warrantless wiretapping
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
A Collection of Primary Sources
Director Featured on Fox News Sunday As “Power Player of the
Chris Wallace Interview Features Archive Documents
Documents Implicate Colombian
Government in Chiquita Terror Scandal
Article by Archive Analyst Featured in The Nation
Congress Asks Archive General Counsel
to Testify on Reducing Pseudo-Secrets
Force Wins 2007 Rosemary Award for Worst FOIA Performance
Archive Testifies in Support of Senate FOIA Reform Efforts
General Counsel Testifies that FOIA Executive Order Does Not Go
Far Enough to Enforce Compliance with FOIA; Congress Must Mandate
Solutions for Delay, Agency Obstruction on FOIA
We Safer in the Dark?
Director Tom Blanton in USA Today
File Not Found: Agencies Violate Law on Freedom of Information
Knight Open Government Survey
The Presidential Records Act in Crisis
Six Years Since White House Intervened, Five Years
of "Pure Delay"
SECRET POLO STEP
Iraq War Plan Assumed Only 5,000 U.S. Troops Still There by December
Subcommittee Asks Archive for FOIA Reform Advice
Archive General Counsel Testifies that Congress Should Mandate Solutions;
Cites 17 Year Delays, Lost Requests, and Agency Obstruction of FOIA
Proposed Rule on FOIA Fees Would Burden Requesters and the Agency
National Security Archive Warns that Fee Disuputes Obstruct Open
77 After 30 Years
Documenting the Landmark Human Rights Declaration
A Declassified Documentary Obit
Posts Records on former Dictator's Repression, Acts of Terrorism,
and Martial Law in Poland: 25 Years Later
U.S. Misread Polish
Leadership, and Was Unprepared for the Crackdown despite Having
a Spy on the Inside
The Iran-Contra Affair 20
Documents Spotlight Role of Reagan, Top Aides
Report Released on Mexico's "Dirty War"
Acknowledges Responsibility for Massacres, Torture, Disappearances
Robert Gates File
The Iran-Contra Scandal, 1991 Confirmation Hearings, and
Excerpts from new book Safe for Democracy
Iraq: The War Game
"Desert Crossing" 1999 Assumed 400,000
Troops and Still a Mess
Had Single Officer in Hungary 1956
CIA Histories Describe Hungarian Revolution as "Undreamed-of"
End Is Near -- Maybe
General's Report Ignores Serious Problems in Agency FOIA Programs
Security Archive Calls for Congressional Oversight
Previously Secret U.S. and Soviet Documents on the 1986
Takes Nine Months to Locate Data on Disability Claims by Veterans
of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Indicates that 1 in 4 Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism Claim
Bombing of Cuban
Jetliner 30 Years Later
New Documents on Luis Posada Posted as Texas Court Weighs
Release from Custody
Kissinger's "Salted Peanuts"
and the Iraq War
The National Security Archive Posts Original Document Cited in Bob
Woodward's State of Denial
The Dead of Tlatelolco
Using the Archives to Examine the Past
Comprehensive Strategy to Fight Al-Qaeda"?
Rice versus Clinton on January 2001 Clarke Memo
U.S. Intelligence on Russian
and Chinese Nuclear Testing Activities, 1990-2000
Prospects of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Led China to Accelerate
Assassination 30 Years Later
Security Archive calls for Release of Withheld Documents Relating
to Pinochet's Role in Infamous Act of Terrorism in Washington, D.C.
on September 21, 1976
New State Department
Releases on the "Future of Iraq" Project
New Documents Provide Details on Budgets, Interagency Coordination
and Working Group Progress
Many and Where Were
What the U.S. Government No Longer Wants You to Know about
Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War
Detailed Information on 9/11 Crashes
Complete Air-Ground Transcripts of Hijacked 9/11 Flight
Weapons, the Vietnam War, and the "Nuclear Taboo"
Nixon White House Considered Nuclear Options Against North Vietnam,
Declassified Documents Reveal
of Information at 40
LBJ Refused Ceremony, Undercut Bill with Signing Statement
CIA Claims the Right to Decide What
Archive Sues to Break FOIA Fee Barrier for Journalists
Collection of Formerly Secret and Top Secret Transcripts of Henry
Kissinger's Meetings with World Leaders Published On-Line
Pages of Documents Show Kissinger as Negotiator and Policymaker
in Real-time, Verbatim Talks with World Leaders
Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev
Publishes First Installment on Author's 85th Birthday
Moscow Helsinki Group 30th Anniversary
the Secret Files
The Vela Incident:
Nuclear Test or Meteoroid?
Documents Show Significant Disagreement with Presidential
Panel Concerning Cause of September 22, 1979 Vela "Double-Flash"
Crosses the Threshold
Nixon Administration Officials Considered Confronting Israel over
Nuclear Weapons in 1969
Audit Report Exposes Abuse of Classification System
Declassification Initiative Needed, Recommends ISOO
National Archives Web Site Uploads Thousands of Diplomatic Cables
Major Step for On-Line Research
Court Finds Air Force Engages in a Pattern or Practice of Violating
Lawsuit Forces the Air Force to Process FOIA Requests
Secret Understanding Between
National Archives and CIA Exposes Framework for Surreptitious Reclassification
U.S. Archivist Promises No More Secret Agreements
and the Indian Bomb
Documents Show U.S. Intelligence Failed to Warn of India's
Nuclear Tests Despite Tracking Nuclear Weapons Potential Since 1950s
Agreement Reveals Covert Program to Hide Reclassification from Public
National Archives Signed Deal with Air Force to Disguise
Re-review of Open Files and Mislead Researchers on Reasons for Withdrawing
Previously Open Records
What the President Leaked
Leak or Declassification?
The Documents Behind the Bush Administration's Intelligence Disclosures
on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction
on the Bomb
U-2, CORONA, and KH-7 Imagery of Foreign Nuclear Installations
On 30th Anniversary
of Argentine Coup: New Declassified Details on Repression and U.S.
Support for Military Dictatorship
people murdered or disappeared by military between 1975 and 1978
according to secret Chilean intelligence report
Intelligence and the French Nuclear
Show U.S. Intelligence Targeted French Nuclear Program as Early
Freedom of Information Audit of the U.S. Government's Policies on
Sensitive Unclassified Information
and EPIC Urge Second Circuit to Order Release of Abu Ghraib Photos
of photos deprives public of unbiased evidence about abuse by American
troops and command responsibility
and the South African Bomb
Show U.S. Unable to Penetrate Apartheid Regime's Nuclear Weapons
Wins 2006 "Rosemary Award" for Worst Freedom of Information
Performance by a Federal Agency
FOIA Request Celebrates Its 17th Birthday
Report on Federal Agency FOIA Backlog
Department e-mail on wiretapping program released through FOIA
official describes legal defenses as "weak" and "slightly
Guesses they reflected "VP's philosophy… best defense
is a good offense."
Documents 18 Years of "Dirty War" in Mexico
Prosecutor: State Responsible for Hundreds of Killings, Disappearances
CIA Removes 50 Year Old Documents From Open Stacks at National
Department of Justice concedes
it can begin to release internal warrantless surveillance records
on March 3
Déjà Vu: Electronic Surveillance: From the Cold War
Documents show Ford White House embraced wiretap law instead
of claiming "inherent" Presidential authority in 1976
despite objections from Rumsfeld, G.H.W. Bush, Kissinger
Historians, Political Scientists Urge Court to Reverse Lower Court
Decision Withholding Two 40-Year-Old Memos to LBJ
Remind Court That an Accurate Understanding of Political History
is Integral to a Democratic Society
"roadmap" calls for "boundaries" between "information
operations" abroad and at home but provides no actual limits
as long as US doesn't "target" Americans
Timor truth commission finds U.S. "political and military support
were fundamental to the Indonesian invasion and occupation"
"Responsibility" chapter published on Web by
National Security Archive
CIA Secrecy Challenged
on President's Daily Brief
UC Davis Professor Appeals Lower Court Decision Withholding Two
40-Year-Old Memos to LBJ
20th Anniversary Update:
Text of Bill Moyers Keynote,
"In the Kingdom of the Half-blind," now available on Archive
New Web Publication Documents Secret History of Recent
U.S.-Japan Ties, 1977-1992
Moyers Headlines Archive 20th Anniversary Celebration
C-SPAN to Broadcast Live Event, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Documents on War on Terrorism - Archive Releases Pre-9/11 Warning to Saudis That
Osama Bin Laden Might Target Civilian Airliners
Tonkin Gulf Intelligence
"Skewed" According to Official History and Intercepts
Newly Declassified National Security Agency Documents Show
Analysts Made "SIGINT fit the claim" of North Vietnamese
Quarter Century of U.S. Support for Occupation
East Timor Truth Commission report uses declassified U.S. documents
to call for reparations from U.S. for its support of Indonesian
invasion and occupation of East Timor from 1975 until U.N. sponsored
vote in 1999
Have the Only Option That of Killing 80 Million People is the Height
The Nixon Administration, the SIOP, and the Search for Limited Nuclear
the Geneva Summit
Perestroika and the Transformation of U.S.-Soviet Relations
Secret History of Dayton
U.S. Diplomacy and the Bosnia Peace Process 1995
Guatemalan Police Archives
Images from Guatemala's secret files of repression
and the Guatemalan Military
Report from the Texas Observer
Yakovlev and the Roots of the Soviet Reforms
Refuses In Camera Review of CIA Estimate on Iraq
CIA Secrecy Claims to Iraq Intelligence Given Little Scrutiny
Despite CIA's Numerous Public Statements About the Situation in
Intelligence Reports on Saddam Hussein's Reign
Declassified evidence on the Colombian army's paramilitary "allies"
White House Ignored CIA Warnings
Projections "had little or no impact on policy deliberations"
and Openness Advocates Urge Supreme Court: Tell Lower Courts to
Scrutinize Government Secrecy Claims
Brief Requests Review of Dismissal of Whistle Blower Case
it the “Abu Ghraib Protection Act?”
Measure Could Restrict Access to Crucial Information About Abu Ghraib
Security Archive Marks International Right to Know Day
State Department for Monitoring Access to Information in Human Rights
National Security Archive
Wins 2005 Emmy Award
"Declassified: Nixon in China" Cited by Television
Academy for Outstanding Achievement in News & Documentary Research
FAA Believed Second
9/11 Plane Heading Towards NY for Emergency Landing
Released 9/11 Hijacking Reports Further Detail Confused
Korea and the United States: Declassified Documents from the Bush
I and Clinton Administrations
Update: The Taliban
File Part IV
U.S. Attempts to Drive Bin Laden Out of Afghanistan Repeatedly Unsuccessful,
experts warned CENTCOM before Iraq war about lack of plans for post-war
for post-Saddam regime change began as early as October 2001
Director of Central Intelligence to Director of National Intelligence
New documents on authorities vested in nation's top intelligence
Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary
RELEASES MORE PHOTOS OF WAR CASUALTY HONOR GUARDS
Freedom of Information Lawsuit Removes Secrecy for Flag-Draped
Secrecy Experts Urge Court to Scrutinize Government Secrecy Claims
Secrecy Has Increased Exponentially Over Last Four Years,
and Military and Intelligence Officials Say Much of it is Unnecessary
Grants Immortality to Presidential Privilege
Withholds Two CIA Daily Briefs to LBJ Despite Release of
35 Others with No Damage to U.S.
is Presidential Business"
Secret Understandings on the Use of Nuclear Weapons,
Saw India as "Soviet Stooge" in 1971 South Asia Crisis
New Documents Show White House Ignored Regional Nature
of Crisis and Risked Confrontation with Moscow to Look Tough
F. Kennedy Urged Lifting Travel Ban to Cuba in '63
Attorney General cited inconsistency "with traditional
Deep Throat File
FBI Memos Detail Mark Felt's Involvement in Efforts
to Identify Secret Watergate Source
Posada File: Part II
Posada Boasted of Plans to "Hit" Cuban
Plane, CIA Document States
and the FBI
The White House Tapes
Intelligence Estimates of the Nuclear Proliferation Problem
The First Ten Years, 1957-1967
Planned Nuclear First Strike to Preempt West, Documents Show
Volume of Formerly Secret Records Published on 50th Anniversary
of Warsaw Pact
Circuit Narrows Advisory Committee Openness
Effectively Ends Effort to Obtain Information on Cheney Energy Task
Posada Carriles: The Declassified Record
CIA and FBI Documents Detail Career in International Terrorism;
Connection to U.S.
Administration Claims Presidential Privilege for LBJ Documents
Refuses Release of 35-Year-Old President's Daily Briefs
of the Fallen
Pentagon Releases Hundreds More War Casualty Homecoming
John Negroponte's Chron File from Tenure in Honduras Posted
the Architect of the Holocaust
The CIA Names File on Adolf Eichmann
Requests to Air Force Lost, Delayed and Ignored
Air Force Sued for a Pattern and Practice of Unresponsiveness to
Freedom of Information Requests
Library Promises Donation of Spliced Tapes/Files to National Archives
After Protest by Historians, New Letters Pledge Unified Collection
Secret Pinochet Portfolio
Dictator's Corruption Scandal Broadens
General Counsel Testifies Before Congressional Hearing on "Openness
in Government and Freedom of Information"
National Security Agency Declassified
wiretapping mixes "protected" and targeted messages, Info
Age requires rethinking 4th Amendment limits and policies, National
Security Agency told Bush administration
Ask Congress to Suspend Nixon Transfer
Cancellation of Nixon Library Conference Raises Questions About
Planned Move of Nixon Tapes and Presidential Files to Yorba Linda
Director Testifies Before Congressional Hearing on "Overclassification
Commission Staff Report on FAA Failings Published on Web
Updates Previous Archive Posting on Censorship of Aviation Warnings
Leading up to 9/11
Administration's First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified
Central to Clarke-Rice Dispute on Bush Terrorism Policy Pre-9/11
CIA and Nazi War Criminals
Security Archive Posts Secret CIA History Released Under Nazi War
Crimes Disclosure Act
Interest in Hidden CIA Operational Records Is High
Security Archive Files Comments on CIA's Decennial Review of Operational
Sues CIA for President's Daily Briefs
Expert Seeks Historic PDBs from Johnson Years; Challenges CIA Blanket
Policy of Non-Release
Documentary Reveals Secret U.S., Chinese Diplomacy Behind Nixon's
Marshal Received Top Secret Intelligence Briefing from Kissinger
Director of Central Intelligence to Director of National Intelligence
Spy Satellite So Stealthy that the Senate Couldn't Kill It
Program First Described in Book by Archive Senior Fellow
Case Against Pinochet
Indicted for Condor Crimes
Archive joins library and public interest
groups supporting access to special interests in Cheney's energy
National Security Archive files an amici curiae brief with
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Veto Battle 30 Years Ago
Set Freedom of Information Norms
Rumsfeld, Cheney Opposed Open Government Bill Congress Overrode
President Ford's Veto of Court Review
Velvet Revolution Declassified
Volume of the New Václav Havel Library Publishes
State Department Cables from Prague 1989
Censors Chain of Command on Abu Ghraib
Report Named Names of Abusers and Commanders
Master of the Game"
H. Nitze and U.S. Cold War Strategy from Truman to Reagan
CIA for Speedy Review of Key Iraq Document
Determines that Document Did Not Concern a Matter of Public Urgency
Calls on CIA and Congress to Address Loophole Shielding CIA Records
From the Freedom of Information Act
anniversary of the Central Intelligence Agency Information Act of
Censors Aviation Warnings Leading up to 9/11
"Sensitive Security Information" Claim Blacks Out Titles
Sues Pentagon to Make Public Honor Guard Photos From Dover Air Base
1991 Policy to Censor Images of War Casualties' Return
Kissinger State Department Telcons
Telcons Show Kissinger Opposed Human Rights Diplomacy;
Secretary of State Tapped Own Phone Calls
Chile 1964: CIA Covert Support
in Frei Election Detailed
Operational and Policy Records Released for First Time
The Taliban File
Mullah Omar Called Washington in 1998, New Documents Show
Kissinger to Argentine
Generals in 1976: "If there are things that have to be done,
you should do them quickly"
Newly declassified document shows Secretary of State gave strong
support early on to the military junta
The Gulf of Tonkin
Incident, 40 Years Later
Flawed Intelligence and the Decision for War in Vietnam
U.S. Listed Colombian
President Uribe Among "Important Colombian Narco-Traffickers
Then-Senator "Dedicated to Collaboration with the Medellín
Cartel at High Government Levels"
The Creation of
More Evidence on the Origins of Overkill
Whites Out Controversial Estimate on Iraq Weapons
Main Subject of Today's Senate Intelligence Report
Remains Largely Secret
Takeover of West Papua Not by "Free Choice"
Document Release Marks 35th Anniversary of Controversial
Vote and Annexation
Supreme Court Refuses to Approve
the Immunity from Discovery Sought by Vice President Cheney
Remands Case on Energy Task Force to
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
Debating U.S. Policy and Methods
and the 1953 Coup in Iran
New Volume Reexamines a Seminal Event in Modern Middle
New Jenny Holzer Exhibition Showcases Archive's Documents
of Pinochet's Immunity Renews Focus on Operation Condor
Documents Indicate 1976 Terror Attack in Washington Might
Have Been Prevented
After the Revolution
Lázaro Cárdenas and the Movimiento de Liberación
Release of Previously Sequestered Telephone Records
Abuse: Patterns from the Past
War U.S. Interrogation Manuals Counseled "Coercive
The Top Secret 1969 State Department Study
Records Act Lawsuit Reconsidered
Archive, Historians Ask Judge to Reconsider Dismissal
Blind Man and the Elephant
Reporting on the Mexican Military
The President's Daily Brief
Declassified August 6, 2001 PDB and More
President's Daily Brief Coverup
Calls for Declassification of the President's Daily Brief
U.S. and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994
Assassination of the Presidents and the Beginning of the "Apocalypse"
Brazil Marks 40th
Anniversary of Military Coup
Declassified Documents Shed Light on U.S. Role
U.S. and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994
Information, Intelligence and the U.S. Response
The Taliban File Part III
Provided Millions of Dollars, Arms, and "Buses Full of Adolescent
Mujahid" to the Taliban in the 1990's
Prelude to Disaster
José López Portillo and the Crash of 1976
v. Vice President Cheney
National Security Archive Joins Amicus Brief in Supreme
Court Versus Government Secrecy Around Energy Task Force
China, Pakistan, and the
The Declassified File on U.S. Policy, 1977-1997
Oliver North File
His Diaries, E-Mail, and Memos on the Kerry Report, Contras
Ed Koch Threatened With Assassination
New book reveals "Condor" agents discussed plan to
kill former New York congressman/mayor
on Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mr. President: Lessons on Justice from Guatemala
The latest release from the Archive's Mexico Project
on Chile Intervention
House tape acknowledges instructions to block Salvador Allende
File Update: U.S. Pressed Taliban to Expel Usama bin Laden Over
three approaches in first year of Bush administration
in Chiapas and the Mexican Military
Is Certain There Will be Many Firestorms"
evidence on the origins of overkill
Saddam Hussein Sourcebook
Declassified secrets from the U.S.-Iraq relationship
Nixon's Trip to China
Records now completely declassified, including Kissinger intelligence
briefing and assurances on Taiwan
The Dawn of Mexico's Dirty
Lucio Cabañas and the Party of the Poor
Kissinger to Argentines
on Dirty War: "The quicker you succeed the better"
Documents show Secretary of State gave green light to junta
Kennedy & Castro: The
Initiative with Castro aborted by assassination, declassified
Justice Delayed is Justice
The ten oldest pending FOIA requests
JFK and the Diem Coup
JFK tape reveals high-level Vietnam coup plotting in 1963
Mexico's Southern Front
Guatemala and the search for security
The Tlatelolco Massacre
New declassified U.S. documents on Mexico and the events of 1968
The October War and U.S.
Kissinger gave green light for Israeli offensive violating 1973
The Taliban File
Volume VII of the September 11th Sourcebooks
The Search for Truth
The declassified record on human rights abuses in Peru
Nixon's Mexico Tapes
Secret recordings from the Nixon White House on Luis Echeverría
and much much more
The Making of the Limited
Test Ban Treaty
Memories of Mexican elections
The Freedom of Information Act on Its
More than 2 million FOIA requests filed at a yearly cost of just
over $1 per citizen. National Security Archive releases selection
of "Top Twenty" news stories based on the FOIA
1960 "Nth Country Experiment"
Foreshadows today's concerns over the ease of nuclear proliferation
Spy Agencies Abuse Freedom of Information Exemptions
But Congress may grant National Security Agency with virtually unchecked
power to keep records secret
The Corpus Christi Massacre
Mexico's attack on its student movement, June 10, 1971
Declassified documents show excessive secrecy, arbitrary and
subjective classification decisions
and the Dirty War in Mexico
Proposed FOIA Exemption for National Security
Proposed FOIA exemption would render secret many valuable records
regarding role of NSA in signals sntelligence and cryptology history
Eyes on Saddam
U.S. overhead imagery of Iraq
and Nuclear Weapons
The declassified U.S. record
Nixon, Mexico and the perils of unilateralism
and CIA Sent Mixed Message to Argentine Military
U.S. Army Identified 500 Alleged Iraqi War Criminals
Report released under FOIA is precursor to 2003 war crimes proceedings
Ashcroft Memo: "Drastic" Change or "More Thunder
The National Security Archive Freedom of Information Act audit
Dealing: Mexico's Foreign Policy Toward Cuba
An online collaboration with Mexico's Proceso magazine
Homeland Security Access Regulations Need Improvement
National Security Archive files comments on new department's FOIA
rules, Suggests eight specific changes and commends initial progress
Hands with Saddam Hussein
The U.S. tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984
Supreme Court Case Poses Risk to Freedom of
Archive files amicus brief to defend broad disclosure
The Vietnam negotiations and the Joint Chiefs of Staff readiness
test, October 1969
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The U.S. and the South Asian crisis of 1971
Propaganda in the Middle East
The early cold war version
Security Forces Killed Disappeared Activists, Mothers and Nuns
Documents show U.S. Embassy had evidence that Argentine military
junta was responsible
A history in documents
U.S. and Soviet naval encounters during the Cuban Missile Crisis
OXCART, and the SR-71
U.S. aerial espionage in the cold war and beyond
Conference: Cuban Missile Crisis Not Over in 13 days
Soviet tactical nukes in Cuba until Nov. 20
- 5 PM EST
Conference on Cuban Missile Crisis Reveals Dangers Unknown at the
New documents show US located only 33 of 42 missiles, zero warheads
during crisis; US Navy dropped grenades on nuclear-armed Soviet
sub at height of crisis
- 1 PM EST
Crisis Conference Connects Bay of Pigs to Soviet Missiles in Cuba
JFK told Khrushchev's son-in-law in 1962 US "will not meddle"
with Cuba, while Joint Chiefs planned pretexts for invasion and
RFK ran Mongoose
of Cuban Missile Crisis Arrive in Havana
Cuban vice president greets McNamara, Sorenson, Kennedys
of Cuban Missile Crisis to Meet in Havana
Cubans to host 40th anniverary with U.S. and Russian officials
Polish Generals Discuss Warsaw Pact Secrets
Military Believed U.S. Gave Go-Ahead for Dirty War
New documents describe key death squad under former army chief Galtieri
Department Opens Files on Argentina's Dirty War
New documents describe key death squad under former army chief Galtieri
The Peruvian Townsend Commission report and declassified U.S. documentation
"Brazil helped rig the Uruguayan elections," 1971
Declassified documents detail the Nixon administration's efforts
to prevent a victory by the left
New Freedom of Information Law
Mexican Congress passes law guaranteeing public's right to access
New American and Chinese documention leading up to Nixon's 1972
Jimmy Carter Directive on Normalizing Cuba Relations
National Security Archive posts 1977 presidential order to reestablish
diplomatic ties with Castro government
Guerrillas, drugs and human rights in U.S. Colombia Policy, 1988-2002
Secret Cuban documents on history of African involvement
Back-Channel and Henry Kissinger's Secret Trip to China
September 1970-July 1971
Archive Hails Final Turnover of Kissinger Telcons
GWU Group Persuades National Archives to Recover Telephone Transcripts
Documents from NAFTA's secret tribunals
Peru in "The Eye of the Storm"
Declassified U.S. documentation on human rights abuses and political
The September 11th Sourcebooks: Volume VI - The Hunt for Bin Laden
Background on the role of Special Forces in U.S. military strategy
East Timor Revisited
Ford, Kissinger and the Indonesian invastion, 1975-76
European Cities Targeted for Nuclear Destruction
New evidence from the Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact
Historians, Public Interest Groups Sue to Stop
Say new restrictions on White House files violate Presidential Records
11th Sourcebooks: Volume V - Anthrax at Sverdlovsk, 1979
U.S. intelligence on the deadliest modern outbreak
History of the ABM Treaty, 1969-1972
11th Sourcebooks: Volume IV - The Once and Future King?
From the secret files on King Zahir's reign in Afghanistan, 1970-1973
11th Sourcebooks: Volume III - BIOWAR
The Nixon administration's decision to end U.S. biological warfare
11th Sourcebooks: Volume II - Afghanistan: Lessons from the Last
National Security Archive online readers on terrorism, intelligence
and the next war
Strike Options and the Berlin Crisis
New documents from the Kennedy administration
September 11th Sourcebooks: Volume I - Terrorism and U.S. Policy
National Security Archive online readers on terrorism, intelligence
and the next war
Technology and the CIA - UPDATED AUGUST 5, 2013
Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology
US and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994
Evidence of inaction
Archive Hails Turnover of Kissinger Papers
Archive persuades State Department to recover telephone transcripts
New Volume of Previously Secret Documents Sheds
Light on the East German Uprising of June 1953
National Security Archive publication coincides with June
17 anniversary of the crisis
The U.S. "Tiananmen Papers"
New Documents Reveal U.S. Perceptions of 1989 Chinese Political Crisis
The Pentagon's Spies
Documents Detail Histories of Once Secret Spy Units
Eisenhower and Nuclear Predelegation
First declassification of Eisenhower's instructions predelegating use of nuclear weapons
Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion
"Operation Northwoods" document describes covert plans to justify U.S. invasion
The secret debate over U.S. intelligence sharing in Peru and Colombia
The Problem of Unprocessed State Department Lot
Help NARA Set Priorities for the Release of Important Collections
"Solidarity's Coming Victory: Big or Too Big?"
Poland's revolution as seen from the U.S. Embassy
Flights and Sino-American Relations
Policy developments and a Hainan Island incident, 1969-1970
The development of U.S. capabilities, 1959-1979
- Bay of Pigs Conference (Day 2, p.m.)
Bay of Pigs Conference
Points to Missed Opportunities for Dialogue after Failed Invasion
Secret rappraochment efforts began in negotiations for prisoner
release; ended with JFK's assassination
- Bay of Pigs Conference (Day 2, a.m.)
Expected Uprising against Castro; or Military Support
Cubans expected beachhead provisional government would call in U.S.
invasion, so rushed to wipe it out
- Bay of Pigs Conference (Day 1)
Wanted Cuba to Request Soviet Bloc Arms in 1959
Cuba expected 6,000 men in the invasion force as of January 1961
of Pigs Conference in Havana
Archive leads delegation of former Kennedy Administration and CIA
officials to Havana for 40th anniversary conference
Cable suggests U.S. role
and Covert Propaganda
The declassified record of Otto Juan Reich
Operation Desert Storm: Ten Years After
Documents shed light on role of intelligence, stealth technology
and space systems in the Gulf War
States and the Chinese Nuclear Program, 1960-1964
Companion documents to Winter 2000/2001 edition of International
Thirty Years Ago: Déjà Vu All Over Again?
A declassfied look at the ABM Debate, 1965-72
CIA History of the Iran Coup, 1953
Updated: Full history now available online
The declassifed files on Peru's former intelligence chief, Vladimiro
Chile: 16,000 Secret U.S.
CIA forced to release hundreds of records on covert operations
CIA to Release
Covert Operations Records on Chile
Campaign to force disclosure yields 700 documents
Security Agency Declassified Update
Archive publishes secret directive governing interception of communications
involving "U.S. persons"
Declassified Documents from 1975 Reveal Secret U.S.-Cuban Negotiations for Exhibition Games
"Official Secrets" proposal would stifle public debate
National Reconnaissance Office Declassified
The creation and evolution of America's secretive spy satellite
Activities in Chile"
New report to Congress reveals covert ties to Chilean intelligence
History Held Hostage
The CIA's refusal to declassify the covert record on Chile
Archive wins Freedom of Information
ruling versus CIA
Federal judge rejects CIA?s attempt ?neither to confirm or deny? existence
of CIA biographies of former Communist leaders
calls CIA secrecy claims "facially incredible"
Archive challenges CIA stonewalling on 50-year-old operations in Iran,
"Death Squad Protection" Act
Senate measure would restrict public access to crucial human rights
information in DIA "operational files"
The Horman and Teruggi Killings
New information on the murders of U.S. citizens Charles Horman and
Frank Teruggi by the Chilean military
New FOIA Exemption Proposed by Senate
Proposed Freedom of Information Act exemption would restrict public
access to crucial human rights information
The National Security Agency Declassified
Newly-declassified documents detail restrictions on the identification
of U.S. persons in National Security Agency reporting
Guatemalan Military: What the U.S. Files Reveal
Archive releases comprehensive report and database on Guatemalan security
Planning for Nuclear War in Europe
Documents from 1963-64 detail Kennedy and Johnson administraiton plans
for nuclear war in Europe
Critical interagency report presents lessons learned from Kosovo,
Sudan, Afghanistan, Hurricane Mitch and other operations
ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs
Newly released portions of Taylor Commission report provide critical
new details on Operation Zapata
The Chinese Nuclear Weapons Program: Problems of Intelligence Collection and Analysis, 1964-1972
The Letelier Assassination
New CIA document on Pinochet and the assassination of Orlando Letelier
Honored with Polk Award
Staff awarded special 1999 George Polk Award as an "essential journalistic
CIA in Latin America
Declassified documents on a "distinguished" career
National Security Agency Declassified
ECHELON: Declassifed documents confirm existence of global communications
intelligence sharing program
U.S. Nuclear Weapons on Chichi Jima and Iwo Jima
The Revolutions of 1989: New Documents from Soviet/East Europe Archives Reveal Why There Was No Crackdown
20 Years after the Hostages: Declassified Documents on Iran and the United States
New Archival Evidence on Taiwanese "Nuclear Intentions", 1966-1976
Chile: The Charles Horman Case
State Department release on Chile shows suspicions of CIA involvement
in Charles Horman "Missing" case
China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998
NSC Documents Declassified on Chile
Administration release applauded; Concern expressed on withheld U.S.
Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
Scoops Cox Report
1984 Defense Intelligence Estimate details Chinese nuclear espionage
"Death Squad Dossier"
Logbook details human rights abuses by Guatemalan security forces
U.S. POLICY IN GUATEMALA, 1966-1996
Cites broken promises on declassification
Did NATO Win the Cold War?
Documentary supplement to the article "Did NATO Win the Cold War? Looking over the Wall," by Vojtech Mastny, Foreign Affairs 78, no. 3 (May-June 1999): 176-89
Argument Without End
Authors' roundtable with Robert S. McNamara
U.S. Satellite Imagery, 1960-1999
The CIA and
Human Rights in Honduras
Secret report admits "inaccurate" reporting to Congress
TLATELOLCO MASSACRE: DECLASSIFIED U.S. DOCUMENTS ON MEXICO AND THE EVENTS OF 1968
of Chilean Coup
Declassified documents detail abuses by Chilean military; U.S. role
of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report
New National Security Archive documents reader to be published in
CIA Bay of
Pigs Documents Declassified
After-action report recommended covert operations against Castro be
Pakistan: On the Nuclear Threshold
Archive publishes previously secret documents on South Asian nuclear
First documented evidence that U.S. presidents predelegated nuclear
weapons release authority to the military
on Bay of Pigs Declassified
Withheld 36 years, IG report blasts CIA handling of Cuba invasion
Criticizes Declassification Delays on Human Rights in Honduras
Honduran human rights commissioner decries lack of U.S. documentation
in Latin America
Archive leads campaign for declassification of documents on human
The Death of Che Guevara: Declassified
CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents
Nuclear Weapons on Okinawa
Newly released documents fuel NHK documentary
The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations
The United States, China, and the Bomb