JFK, più di 3600 documenti ancora secretati dal governo USA


  Sono più di 3600 i documenti collegati all’assassinio di JFK ancora secretati dal governo USA. La notizia, anticipata da Jefferson Morley, ex reporter del Washington Post e curatore del sito jfkfacts, ha trovato conferma nei giorni scorsi con la pubblicazione, dalle pagine web di WhoWhatWhy, di un file con la lista completa dei documenti.

The Man Who End The Cold War


Shevardnadze’s rise to leadership of the Foreign Ministry in 1985, only months after Gorbachev became general secretary, was a “bolt from the blue,” in Chernyaev’s words. Shevardnadze’s talks with Shultz brought a whole new tone to U.S.-Soviet discourse, while the Soviet minister’s growing friendship with Baker, including 1989’s fly-fishing outing in Wyoming, led to actual

Tiananmen at 25 Years


Chinese Military Was Split over Bloody Suppression of 1989 Student Protests, DIA Reported. Massacre Witnesses Described “Continuous Stream of Victims” at City Hospitals, Bravery of Doctors and Pedicab Drivers (the “Real Heroes”) in Resisting Authorities, Transporting and Treating Dead and Wounded. Chinese Worried about Retaliatory Bombings of Airline Flights, Runs on Banks, Smuggling of Protesters

Anni di Piombo, online gli archivi della Commissione sulla P2


Da lunedì 5 maggio  sono disponibili in versione digitale gli atti della Commissione parlamentare d’inchiesta sulla loggia massonica: “Un passo importante volto a diffondere documenti di fondamentale importanza e a illuminare episodi tragici della storia repubblicana” scrive Ilaria Moroni, direttrice del Centro documentazione archivio Flamigni.  Nei giorni scorsi, il presidente del Consiglio Matteo Renzi ha

What’s in CIA’s secret JFK files?


Fifty years after shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, killing a larger-than-life figure and abruptly ushering in what one historian has called “the decade of shocks” – from Dallas to Watergate – the federal agency that stood at the center of seemingly all the intrigues and conspiracy theories of that shadowy era is still holding

CIA closes office that declassifies historical materials


WASHINGTON — The budget ax has fallen on a CIA office that focused on declassifying historical materials, a move scholars say will mean fewer public disclosures about long-buried intelligence secrets and scandals. The Historical Collections Division, which has declassified documents on top Soviet spies, a secret CIA airline in the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile

The Iraq War Ten Years After


The Iraq War Ten Years After Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decisionmaking National Security Archive Publishes "Essential" Primary Sources on Operation Iraqi Freedom National Security Archive Briefing Book No. 418 Posted — March 19, 2013 Edited by Joyce Battle and Malcolm Byrne For more information contact: Joyce Battle or Malcolm Byrne

CIA Analysis Acknowledges Intelligence Failure on Iraq’s WMDs


Foreign Policy Magazine Features CIA Document Released to National Security Archive "A Classified Mea Culpa on Iraq" CIA Analysis Acknowledges Intelligence Failure on Iraq's WMDs Posted – September 5, 2012 For more information contact: Tom Blanton – 202/994-7000 or Washington, D.C., September 5, 2012 — The online magazine today published an extraordinary

CIA releases papers from 9/11 file

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Washington, D.C., June 19, 2012 – The National Security Archive today is posting over 100 recently released CIA documents relating to September 11, Osama bin Laden, and U.S. counterterrorism operations.  The newly-declassified records, which the Archive obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, are referred to in footnotes to the 9/11 Commission Report and present an unprecedented

Cracking a Vietnam War Mystery


New Book Uses Long-Hidden Communist Sources to Explore a Potential Missed Opportunity for Peace in 1966. The inside story of these murky diplomatic machinations, as well as other revelations concerning the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Sino-Soviet split, and American politics and journalism in the 1960s, can now be found in Hershberg’s book, published

The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974

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U.S. Intelligence Downplayed the Chances of an Indian Nuclear Test in 1974 Despite "Apparently Reliable and Seemingly Credible" Reports to the Contrary Low Priority for Intelligence Collection Meant that Test Preparations Could Go Undetected Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized Intelligence Community Performance for "Waffling Judgments" and Not Following Up Leads For further information: William

Israel secret service opens archives on Adolf Eichmann’s capture


TEL AVIV, Israel (CBS) — Fifty years after Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for Nazi war crimes, the country's secret service opens its archive to reveal the story behind his capture. Israel's secret service, Mossad, opened its archives to the public on Tuesday retelling the story behind the capture of

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004


National Security Archive Update, October 11, 2011 U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004 Sandia Labs Historical Video Documents History of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy Interviewees Include Robert McNamara, Brent Scowcroft, James Schlesinger and Last Strategic Air Commander-in-Chief Lee Butler For more information contact: William Burr – 202/994-7000 Washington, D.C., October 11, 2011

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 For more information contact: Peter Kornbluh – 202/994-7000 Washington, D.C., August 1, 2011 – Pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the infamous CIA-led invasion of Cuba, the CIA

U.S. and British Combined to Delay Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Program in 1978-1981


National Security Archive Update, July 27, 2011 Newly Declassified "Nodis" State Department Cables Disclose Parallel U.S. and British Efforts to Delay the Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Program 300 U.S. Demarches Sent to Nuclear Exporters during 1978-1981 in Attempt to Halt Pakistani Nuclear Purchases U.S.-Pakistani Relations Reached "Lowest Ebb" with U.S. Encouragement to France to Cancel Reprocessing

U.S. Intelligence Eyes Chinese Research into Space-Age Weapons


U.S. Intelligence Eyes Chinese Research into Space-Age Weapons Possible Use of Electromagnetic and Microwave Radiation against Taiwan or U.S. Fleet Raised Declassified Documents Are Part of Major New Collection on a Half Century of U.S. Spying on China Other Highlights of the Collection Include: References to Cyber-Warfare Dangers of Building Nuclear Plants in Japan (Fukushima

Complete Pentagon Papers


In 1967, a history of the United States’ involvement in Indochina was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who had become increasingly sceptical about the Vietnam War. The work continued for eighteen months, resulting in some 2.5 million words of narrative text and accompanying documents. The study was meant to be kept secret,

CIA History of DCI William Colby


CIA History of DCI William Colby Finally Qualifies as "Non-Secret" CIA Director Distinguishes "bad"/"good"/"lesser" and "non-secrets" Colby Bio-Documentary Opens in Washington October 28 For more information contact: John Prados – 202/994-7000 Washington, D.C., October 28, 2011 – CIA director William Colby rebuffed criticisms from senior Agency operators about disclosure of CIA misdeeds by describing

CIA documents shed light on S Korea’s nuke ambition in 1970s


As the international community continues to grapple with how best to thwart North Korea's nuclear ambitions, a Seoul-based publication has revealed declassified US Central Intelligence Agency documents shedding light on South Korea's own efforts to acquire nuclear weapons four decades ago. Global Asia, a publication of the East Asia Foundation in Seoul, said the previously

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. Bush White House Resistant to Rebuilding Afghanistan Rumsfeld's War Aim: "Significantly Change the World's Political Map". Washington, DC, September 11, 2011 – In October 2001 the U.S. sent a private message to Taliban leader Mullah Omar warning that "every pillar of the Taliban regime will be destroyed,"