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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: China,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially with regard to the USSR and China.  Also covers the role of intelligence in the policy process and the CIA’s secret mission to raise a Soviet submarine which had sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  From the State Department



USS Pueblo: LBJ Considered Nuclear Weapons, Naval Blockade, Ground Attacks in Response to 1968 North Korean Seizure of Navy Vessel

Categories: Communism,History,Korea,Spying/Intelligence

A set of 25 recently declassified documents that reveal the responses considered by the U.S. government to the seizure by North Korea of the spy ship USS Pueblo.  The loss of the ship and its equipment is considered by some to have caused more harm to National Security Agency code secrets than the Snowden disclosures.   Posted by the National Security Archive


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 6, Soviet Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward Russia during the Carter Administration and the failure of détente.    From the Office of the Historian at the State Department


Last Nuclear Weapons Left Cuba in December 1962

Categories: Communism,Cuba,History,Nuclear Arms,Russia

A collection of 18 declassified Soviet documents, three never before available in English,  that reveal more details about the number of Russian nuclear warheads in Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis and how long they were there.  From the National Security Archive.


U.S. National Archives Releases 11,000 Newly Declassified Documents Relating to Berlin, 1962-1986

Categories: Communism,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History

Press release announcing release with links to portion of documents that are available online.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


Psychiatry as a Tool for Coercion in Post-Soviet Countries

Categories: Communism,European Union,Mental Health,Russia

Charges that in Russia and the Ukraine people are still being hospitalized for non-medical reasons with psychiatry serving as a tool of repression.  From the European Parliament


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 33, SALT II, 1972-1980

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Russia

Another volume from the official record of U.S. diplomacy, this one focuses on the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks as they were pursued with Russia by the Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations. From the State Department


The Diary of Anatoly S. Chernyaev. 1973

Categories: Communism,History,Russia

Records events in the Kremlin during the Brezhnev era from the diary of a participant.  From the National Security Archive


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