National Security Archive (U.S.)
Most widely held works about National Security Archive (U.S.)
Most widely held works by National Security Archive (U.S.)
The Cuban missile crisis, 1962 : a National Security Archive documents reader ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
"Thirty-six years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, these declassified documents stand as testament to just how dangerously close the world came to nuclear destruction in 1962, and challenge the official history of the event as a model of crisis management." "This collection of formerly secret records - including correspondence between John F. Kennedy, Nikita Krushchev, and Fidel Castro, as well as intelligence reports, minutes, and cables - provides a unique fly-on-the-wall view of the policy decisions and operations that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The editors have provided a document-by-document account of the most important superpower confrontation of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.
South Africa and the United States : the declassified history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The Chronology : the documented day-by-day account of the secret military assistance to Iran and the contras ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Digital National Security Archive ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 63,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
Torturing democracy ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"Tells the inside story of how the U.S. government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11. [The film] examines how coercive interrogation methods were used by the CIA and then in military interrogations at Guantanamo Bay and Iraq. It carefully presents evidence that the Bush administration promoted these methods and developed legal justification for the practice - and so lays to rest the 'rotten apple' defense for abusive interrogation at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere" -- Container.
The National Security archive ( Book )
in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Declassified documents, pictures, and recordings obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decisionmaking during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era. Some 3,400 unique records relevant to the crisis, totalling approximately 17,500 pages, are reproduced. Much of the documentation focuses on U.S. decisionmaking during what Robert Kennedy called the "Thirteen Days" of the missile crisis--from McGeorge Bundy's October 16, 1962 briefing of President Kennedy on the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba to Nikita Khrushchev's October 28 decision to withdraw the weapons. The numerous intelligence reports, diplomatic cables, political analyses, military situation reports, and meeting minutes included in the set portray both the deliberative process and the execution of critical decisions made by the Kennedy administration during the crisis.
El Salvador the making of U.S. policy, 1977-1984 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
This set of documents focuses on United States policy toward El Salvador and events in El Salvador from the Carter Administration's formulation of a new Central American policy in January 1977 through the Salvadoran Presidential elections of May 1984 that brought Jos ̌Napolen̤ Duarte to power. Major events in the period include: the military coup of October 1979; the agrarian reform efforts launched in 1980 and 1981; significant labor and peasant protests followed by a growing number of guerilla actions by leftist organizations; a series of political slayings widely attributed to government affiliated forces including those of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the majority of the leadership of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR), four American churchwomen, and three land reform proponents, of which two were American Institute for Free Labor Development consultants; the shift of U.S. policy brought about by the Reagan Administration; U.S. Congressional inquiries into El Salvadoran government human rights abuses, the investigations of the political slayings under American government pressure, the Constituent Assembly election of 1982; the promulgation of a new Constitution in December 1983.
The Iran-Contra affair the making of a scandal, 1983-1988 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This set of documents focuses on United States policy towards Iran and events in Iran during the period of January 20, 1977, to January 29, 1980. This coincides with the period which encompasses the beginning of the Carter administration's relationship with the Shah of Iran through the failure of efforts to formulate a new policy toward Iran, symbolized by the seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the holding of its diplomatic personnel as hostages in late 1979. It covers the beginning of the popular protests and mass demonstrations that climaxed in the Iranian revolution of February 1979, a revolution which overthrew the pro-American monarch and established an Islamic Republic along the lines proposed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who deeply resented American influence. It also covers the efforts by the U.S. and the Provisional government led by Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan to normalize relations, which were frustrated by continual challenges from Islamic fundamentalists through such revolutionary organizations as the Revolutionary Council, the revolutionary courts and the komitehs. It records in detail the U.S. reaction to the constitutional assembly, which pitted secular against religious forces in a three-month struggle to draft a new constitution and which eventually led to the formal establishment of a theocracy and the loss of Iran as the principal strategic "pillar" of U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf. The onset of the hostage crisis marked the demise of the Provisional Government and of official U.S. efforts to come to terms with revolutionary Iran, which was now openly hostile to the U.S.
Iran : the making of U.S. policy, 1977-1980 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Focuses on United States policy towards Iran and events in Iran during the period of January 20, 1977, to January 29, 1980. This coincides with the period which encompasses the beginning of the Carter administration's relationship with the Shah of Iran through the failure of efforts to formulate a new policy toward Iran, symbolized by the seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the holding of its diplomatic personnel as hostages in late 1979. It covers the beginning of the popular protests and mass demonstrations that climaxed in the Iranian revolution of February 1979, a revolution which overthrew the pro-American monarch and established an Islamic Republic along the lines proposed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who deeply resented American influence. It also covers the efforts by the U.S. and the Provisional government led by Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan to normalize relations, which were frustrated by continual challenges from Islamic fundamentalists through such revolutionary organizations as the Revolutionary Council, the revolutionary courts and the komitehs. It records in detail the U.S. reaction to the constitutional assembly, which pitted secular against religious forces in a three-month struggle to draft a new constitution and which eventually led to the formal establishment of a theocracy and the loss of Iran as the principal strategic "pillar" of U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf. The onset of the hostage crisis marked the demise of the Provisional Government and of official U.S. efforts to come to terms with revolutionary Iran, which was now openly hostile to the U.S.
South Africa the making of U.S. policy, 1962-1989 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Provides a contemporary record of changing U.S. responses to historical events in South Africa from 1962 to 1989, spanning from the arrest of Nelson Mandela to his release.
Nicaragua the making of U.S. policy, 1978-1990 ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The Nicaragua document collection provides an unparalleled contemporary record of the diplomatic, political, paramilitary and economic developments which turned the small Central American nation of Nicaragua into the most controversial U.S. foreign policy issue of the 1980s. The collection consists of 3,248 cataloged primary source documents totaling approximately 17,500 pages. The documentation covers U.S. policy toward the Nicaraguan revolution, starting with the January 1978 assassination of newspaper publisher Pedro Joaqun̕ Chamorro, an event which sparked the insurrection that culminated in the Sandinista overthrow of the Somoza family dynasty 18 months later, and ending with the Sandinista government's electoral defeat by the U.S.-backed UNO coalition of Violeta Chamorro on February 25, 1990. The collection provides records on all aspects of U.S.-Nicaraguan relations during those 12 years, including: U.S. efforts to orchestrate the end of the Somoza regime and prevent a Sandinista victory, the CIA's Contra war, the congressional debate over aid to the Contras, U.S. economic policy toward Nicaragua and U.S. policy toward the 1990 elections.
The Berlin crisis, 1958-1962 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Provides a record of U.S. policy during the most prolonged U.S.-Soviet crisis of the Cold War era. For four years, from late 1958 until late 1962, world leaders worried that the ongoing controversy over the political status of West Berlin would spark a military confrontation and general war. This collection, the most comprehensive available on the subject, consists of over 2,900 documents totaling approximately 11,000 pages. Although most of the documentation covers the crisis years themselves, the set also includes events leading up to the crisis as well as developments in its wake. To the greatest extent possible, the collection covers the most salient aspects of the Berlin situation during the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations, including East-West negotiations, military preparations, contingency planning, the "Wall Crisis" and other developments in Berlin and the two Germanies.
The U.S. intelligence community organization, operations, and management, 1947-1989 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Describes the varied civilian and military organizations that constitute the U.S. intelligence community, their past and present operations and the mechamisms by which the community's activities are managed.
China and the United States from hostility to engagement, 1960-1998 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Reproduces 2,052 government documents totaling over 15,000 pages of documentation identified, obtained, assembled, and indexed by the National Security Archive, concerning relations between the United States and China, with an emphasis on the years from 1969 to 1998.
The Soviet estimate U.S. analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"This collection contains more than 600 intelligence estimates and reports, representing nearly 14,000 pages of documentation from the office of the Director of Central Intelligence, the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and other organizations. The set includes several hundred pages of debriefing transcripts and other documentation related to Colonel Oleg Penkovskii, the most important human source operated by the CIA during the Cold War, who later was charged with treason and executed by the Soviet Union. Also published here for the first time is the Pentagon's Top Secret 1,000-page internal history of the United States-Soviet Union arms race."--DNSA collections page.
The Philippines U.S. policy during the Marcos years, 1965-1986 ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Covers theassassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr.; the rise of Communist and Muslims insurgenciesduring the '70s and '80s; the emergence of a small, but vocal, opposition movement in the United States; and Marcos' fall 1986.
Afghanistan the making of U.S. policy, 1973-1990 ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Approximately 2,500 documents, compiled and indexed by the National Security Archive of the Fund for Peace, Inc., arranged in chronological order. Includes copies of cables, situation reports, confidential memoranda, briefing papers, airgrams, and foreign press reports. Quality of reproduced material varies, and because many documents were previously classified, sections or pages are sometimes obliterated"--The Library of Congress Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, online version.
The torture archive ( )
in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"The goal of the archive is to become the online institutional memory for essential evidence on torture in U.S. policy. ... The archive includes more than 83,000 pages of primary source documents (and thousands more to come) related to the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States, in connection with the conduct of hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the broader context of the "global war on terror." The dates range from 1949 to the present. With support from the Open Society Institute and the JEHT Foundation since 2006, the National Security Archive has undertaken to bring together all these materials in digital formats, organize and catalog them for maximum utility and access, and publish them online in multiple packages including a comprehensive searchable database. By combining released executive branch policy memoranda, legal documents from U.S. and foreign courts, and on-the-ground information about actual practices by the U.S. military and intelligence personnel, the Torture Archive presents a comprehensive view of the war on terrorism, its foundations and its implications. This initial launch of the Torture Archive includes the complete set of declassified Combatant Status Review Tribunal and Administrative Review Board files from the Pentagon, and thousands of documents resulting from FOIA litigation brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Archive and other plaintiffs. The Torture Archive will continue to add documents as they are released through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation or Executive discretion. Together with the documentary film, Torturing Democracy, and the companion resources posted for viewers of the film, the Torture Archive provides multiple pathways for multiple levels of users, ranging from the high school student seeking a single key torture memo, to the dissertation writer needing a complete reference database of primary sources. Visitors can view the interactive timeline, the full annotated transcript of the film, interview transcripts, and YouTube excerpts, as well as the complete streaming video of the 90-minute film. Users can search the full database of documents by title, date, organization or keywords."--Home page of the Torture archive.
Iraqgate Saddam Hussein, U.S. policy, and the prelude to the Persian Gulf War (1980-1994) ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"The collection brings together a wealth of materials which trace U.S. policy toward Iraq prior to the Persian Gulf War, as well as U.S. government reactions to revelations about the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) scandal and the secret arming of Saddam Hussein's regime. The set also focuses on the economic issues at play in the U.S. relationship with Iraq. Documents are derived from virtually every federal agency involved in U.S.-Iraq policy and the BNL affair. The collection contains 1,900 documents representing nearly 10,000 pages of rarely-seen documentation from the highest levels of government."--DNSA collections page.
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