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May 29, 2015

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

May 25, 2015

Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1975
The Uncertain Future of Détente

NEW - May 19, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

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

May 6, 2015

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

April 28, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

International Atomic Energy Agency Lacks Transparency, Observers and Researchers Say
Nuclear Inspection Agency Demands Transparency from Others, but Not Itself.

April 16, 2015

Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation
White House Clears E-Mail Release and Susan Rice Hand-written Notes.

April 15, 2015

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."

April 10, 2015

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.

April 6, 2015

Rwanda Re-Examined
"Unprecedented" 2014 Conference Illuminates International Response (and Lack Thereof) to Genocide.

March 26, 2015

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.

March 24, 2015

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.

March 20, 2015

The CIA and Signals Intelligence
Formerly Top-Secret Multi-Volume History Details Spy Agency’s Conflicts with NSA and Military over SIGINT Role.

March 18, 2015

Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Wins Rosemary Award
Hillary Clinton E-Mail Controversy Illuminates Government-Wide Failure.

March 13, 2015

Most Agencies Falling Short on Mandate for Online Records
The National Security Archive 2015 E-FOIA Audit.

March 11, 2015

Perestroika in the Soviet Union: 30 Years On
Documents show extraordinary achievements, Spectacular missed opportunities.

March 4, 2015

Archive Sues State Department Over Kissinger Telcons
700 Transcripts Still Withheld, Eight Years after Appeal.

February 23, 2015

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.

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