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National Security Archive Collection (5,292 Books)


The National Security Archive is a non-governmental, non-profit research and archival institution located within The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. It archives and publishes declassified U.S. government files concerning selected topics of American foreign policy. The Archive collects and analyzes the documents of many various government institutions obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive then selects documents to be published in the form of manuscripts and microfiche.

 
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Instructions on Separation of Certain Foreign Counterintelligence ...

By: Department of National Security

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the FBI have been conducting criminal investigations of certain terrorist acts, including the bombing of the World Trade Center, and potential obstruction of the indicted case of United States v. Rahman, etal. During the course of those investigations significant counterintelligence information has been developed related to the activities and plans of agents of foreign powers operating in this ...

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In Memoriam : Deng Xiaoping and the Cold War

By: Department of National Security

Deng may have had something more philosophical in mind, but, his ultimate arbiter, history, is the daily output of the historians. This section of the Bulletin aims to provide enough archival material for historians of Chinese, Russian, and Communist history to begin a debate on the role of Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997) in Sino-Soviet relations during the years 1956-1963, a period that witnessed both the final years of cooperation between the two communist powers and the eme...

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Pentagon Releases Hundreds of Casket Photos

By: Department of National Security

In this undated image, one of more than 700 photos released by the Pentagon in response to a lawsuit, honor guards at Ram stein Air Base, Germany, remove the remains of four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. ...

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Presidential Policy Initiative/Review - the Al-Qaida Network

By: Department of National Security

As we noted in our briefings for you, al Qida is not some narrow, little terrorist issue that needs to be included in broader regional policy. Rather, several of our regional policies need to address centrally the transnational challenge to the US and our interests posed by the al Qida network. By proceeding with separate policy reviews on Central Asia, the GCC, North Africa, etc. we would deal inadequately with the need for a comprehensive multi-regional policy on al Qida.

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Rumsfeld Mission : December 20 Meeting with Iraqi

By: Department of National Security

In response to rumsfeld's interest in seeing Iraq increase oil exports, including through possible new pipeline across jordan to aqa8a, saddam suggested Israeli threat to security of such a line was major concern and us might se able to provide some assurances in this regard. Our initial assessment is that heeting marked positive milestone in development of us-iraqi realtions and will prove to be of wider benefit to us posture in the region. End summary and comment.

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Telecon Secretary Laird 11/21/69, 3 : 50 P.M.

By: Department of National Security

K was calling about the atrocity case; the President wants to make sure L. got on top of that--got a game plan. K said it was going to be a terrible mess. L, said he's got the thing on his desk--the General is going to request that we give him a trail. K said he didn't object to that. L said he thinks the guy is going to plead insanity, and L thinks he'll get off. L asked if K had the pictures. K said no. L asked if K would like to look at them. K said should I? L said K...

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Death Squad Diary Looking into the Secret Archives of Guatemala's ...

By: Department of National Security

During Guatemala's 35-year civil war, which ended in 1996, the term to disappear had a special significance: it meant abduction, torture, and execution at the hands of the Guatemalan security forces. By the time a peace accord was signed, over 150, 000 people were dead, and some 0, 000 Guatemalan citizens had vanished, leaving family and friends to grieve without even a corpse to bury. The Guatemalan government has consistently denied knowledge of its victims fates; it c...

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Deck Log Book of the U. S. S. Beale

By: Department of National Security

Steaming as before 0415 Maneuvering to make BT drop. 0436 c/bo to 055. c/bs TO 15 knots. Maneuvering to regain station. Eandolph operating aircraft. Turned off navigational lights. 0445 Aircraft operations...

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Activities of Cuban Exile Leader Orl and Bosch during His Stay in ...

By: Department of National Security

Upon his arrival in Caracas, Bosch was met at the airport by Garcia and luis clemente p 0 s a d a, a private investigator and one-time member of the directorate for the services of intelligence and prevention (disip), who escorted bosch to his caracas hotel. (Field comment: while currently naturalized Venezuelan citizens. Both Garcia and posada are native-born Cubans.)...

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Report Number 13 Reports Shooting at Two Enemy Aircraft

By: Department of National Security

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Iran-Iraq

By: Department of National Security

Frank opened the discussion by reviewing the shopping list of possible un actions which nick Murphy had brought over last evening He said oenais Ross would be coordinating with Ricn raitaye so rank could brief the President today.

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The United States

By: Department of National Security

If you do not mind, I prefer to speak Spanish. It is difficult for me to express myself in English.

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Old Cold War Enemies Exhume One Battlefield

By: Department of National Security

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In the Kingdom of the Half-Blind

By: Bill Moyers

Thank you for inviting me to take part in this anniversary celebration of The National Security Archive. Your organization has become indispensable to journalists, scholars, and any other citizen who believes the USA belongs to the people and not to the government. It?s always a fight to find out what the government doesn?t want us to know. And no one in this town has done more to fight for open democracy or done more to see that the Freedom of Information Act fulfills i...

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Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest

By: Department of National Security

BILL MOYERS has used National Security Archive resources in his documentary journalism work for many years, and has participated in several Archive research and litigation projects. Moyers has covered a broad spectrum of journalism during his 25 years in broadcasting, winning more than 30 Emmys as well as the prestigious DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton. He was elected to the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and a year later received the Charles Frankel Prize (now the National ...

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20 Years of Opening Governments

By: Department of National Security

March 1991: The Supreme Court denies cert. On Pentagon's attempt to overturn appeals court ruling that Archive is representative of the news media entitled to processing fee waivers. Ruling ends 5-year government effort to stymie Archive FOIAs and opens waivers to freelancers and non-traditional journalists.

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Intelligence Sharing Procedures for Foreign Intelligence and Forei...

By: Department of National Security

Unless otherwise specified by the Attorney General, these procedures apply to foreign intelligence (FI) and. foreign counterintelligence (FCI) investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They are designed to ensure that FI and FCI investigations are conducted lawfully, particularly in light of requirements imposed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)r and to promote the effective coordination and performance of the criminal and c...

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Testimony of Kenneth C. Bass, Hi before the House Permanent Select...

By: Department of National Security

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss proposals to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide for judicial authorization of physical searches undertaken for intelligence purposes. While enactment of this authority would, in my opinion, be in the public interest, there are certain aspects of the proposal that merit consideration for additional amendments.

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Foreign Office Telegram No. 4678 to Washington

By: Department of National Security

I want to raise with you personally a matter. which is causing my colleagues and ne considerable anxiety. The Cuban Government are pressing us very strongly to. allow theQ to exchange their Sea Fury aircraft for an equivalent number of Hunters.

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From Washington to Foreign Office

By: Department of National Security

I had to see Allen Dulles this morning on another matter and took the opportunity to discuss Cuba on a strictly personal basis. -- 2. In reply to aiy question how long he thought Castro was likely to last, 'Mr. Dulles said that, if he had to guess, he would say something in the range of eight months. He thought.that the next three or four months were going to be the testing time and, if Castro survived; -them successfully, he might even carry on for a number of years. Co...

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