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National Security Archive (U.S.)

Works: 361 works in 540 publications in 1 language and 4,441 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Records and correspondence  History  Chronology  Archives  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Classifications: E841, 973.922
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The Cuban missile crisis, 1962 : a National Security Archive documents reader by Laurence Chang( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
South Africa and the United States : the declassified history ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The CAESAR, POLO & ESAU papers : Cold War era hard target analysis of Soviet and Chinese policy and decision making, 1953-1973 ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of declassified analytic monographs and reference aids, designated within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Directorate of Intelligence (DI) as the CAESAR, ESAU, and POLO series, highlights the CIA's efforts from the 1950s through the mid-1970s to pursue in-depth research on Soviet and Chinese internal politics and Sino-Soviet relations. The documents reflect the views of seasoned analysts who had followed closely their special areas of research and whose views were shaped in often heated debate. Continuing public interest in the series, as reflected in numerous requests through Freedom of Information and Executive Order channels, led CIA's Office of Information Management Services (IMS) to conduct a search of Directorate of Intelligence record systems for documents in this series and then undertake a declassification review of all the documents we located. The 147 documents in this collection, amounting to over 11,000 pages of analysis, were written between 1953 and 1973. The collection includes a large number of newly declassified monographs as well as some studies that have been previously declassified and released to individual requesters. The continuing sensitivity of some documents in the series required that they be withheld from declassification
The Chronology : the documented day-by-day account of the secret military assistance to Iran and the contras by The National Security Archive( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Digital National Security Archive ( )
in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions
Torturing democracy ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member 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
El Salvador the making of U.S. policy, 1977-1984 ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member 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 Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Security archive ( )
in English and held by 75 WorldCat member 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 Iran-Contra affair the making of a scandal, 1983-1988 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran : the making of U.S. policy, 1977-1980 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China and the United States from hostility to engagement, 1960-1998 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member 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 U.S. intelligence community organization, operations, and management, 1947-1989 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a detailed description of the varied civilian and military organizations that constitute the U.S. intelligence community, their past and present operations and the mechanisms by which the community's activities are managed. The collection consists of 870 documents, totaling over 15,000 pages. The documents in this collection derive from a wide variety of sources in the national security bureaucracy. Organizations that provided significant documentation include the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the Defense Department, Defense Department intelligence agencies, and the military services and their numerous intelligence units. Also represented are the National Security Agency, the State Department, and several smaller civilian intelligence organizations. The set includes the most recent version of organization and functions manuals and regulations available as well as earlier versions of such documents when the older versions provide useful information concerning the past structure or operations of an organization. All available versions of certain directives (National Security Council Directives, Director of Central Intelligence Directives and United States Signals Intelligence Directives) are included since the evolution in intelligence community organization and operations they portray are of historical importance
South Africa the making of U.S. policy, 1962-1989 ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection provides more than 2,500 primary source documents describing U.S. relationships to apartheid including implementation, enforcement, and violations of the U.N.-sponsored sanctions against South Africa. The collection spans the period from the arrest of Nelson Mandela to his release
Nicaragua the making of U.S. policy, 1978-1990 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers U.S. policy toward the Nicaraguan revolution, starting with the January 1978 assassination of newspaper publisher Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, an event which sparked the insurrection that culminated in the Sandista overthrow of the Somoza family dynasty 18 months later, and ending with the Sandinista government's electral defeat by the U.S.-backed UNO coalition of Violeta Chamorro on February 25, 1990
The Berlin crisis, 1958-1962 by National Security Archive (U.S.)( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member 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 Philippines U.S. policy during the Marcos years, 1965-1986 ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member 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
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 34 WorldCat member 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
Afghanistan the making of U.S. policy, 1973-1990 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member 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
Japan and the United States diplomatic, security and economic relations, 1960-1976 ( )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains more than 2000 declassified U.S. documents, representing over 11,000 pages of materials covering the time period from the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security through the Nixon and Ford presidencies
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Alternative Names
Agentstvo natsionalńoi bezopasnosti (U.S.)
Arkhiv nat︠s︡ionalʹnoĭ bezopasnosti pri Universitete Dzhordzha Vashingtona (SShA)
Estados Unidos National Security Archive
Found for Peace National Security Archive
Fund for Peace National Security Archive
Fund for Peace Security Archive
George Washington University National Security Archive
National Security Archive at the George Washington University.
Security Archive
Security Archive Washington, DC
Sovet natsionalńoi bezopasnosti SShA
United States. National Security Council
United States. Security Council
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