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Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/statement-president-cuba-policy-changes

 

Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House

 

CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike Against U.S.

Categories: Communism,Govt Secrecy,History,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB493/

A collection of 26 recently declassified documents about articles in the Central Intelligence Agency’s in-house journal “Studies in Intelligence,” released as part of court litigation.  Covers a variety of topics from the 1960s through 2001.  From the National Security Archive

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer Personnel Hearings Transcripts

Categories: Communism,Energy,Govt Secrecy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/hearing.jsp

Declassified transcripts of a classic Cold War document, the hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission that resulted in the revocation of the security clearance of Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb.  The first time the complete text has been available.  From the Energy Department

 

Tiananmen at 25 Years

Categories: China,Communism,History,Youth

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB473/

A collection of 25 documents revealing disagreements among Chinese political and military leaders about cracking down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 protests.   Obtained from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and released under the Freedom of Information Act.  From the National Security Archive.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2: Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976

Categories: Communism,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,NATO

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve15p2

Part of a subseries that documents foreign policy issues with Western European countries in the Nixon/Ford period.  From the State Department

 

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

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

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v35

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB453/

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

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v06

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

 

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