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Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs: Alternate site: CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/0001254908

Search blog by publication title: Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation to find links to all previously issued volumes in series on CIA’s Electronic Reading Room site.

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://nsarchive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/cia-bay-of-pigs-v51.pdf

Long withheld 1984 5th part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history of what went wrong at the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.  Volumes 1-4 were previously released.  The CIA claimed a “deliberative process” privilege for the volume, an internal investigation, but changes in the FOIA require release of drafts if they are more than 25 years old.  Posted by the National Security Archive.  Previous volumes in the CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2016%20China%20Military%20Power%20Report.pdf

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume III, Soviet Union, January 1981-January 1983

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,NATO,Russia

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v03

The first of four Soviet bilateral volumes in the Reagan series. Highlights of the volume include the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Soviet human rights abuses, tensions over Soviet plans to construct a Siberian gas pipeline to Western Europe and NATO’s “Dual Track Decision.” From the State Department

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XX, Eastern Europe

Categories: Communism,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v20

Focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, except Poland, during the Jimmy Carter administration.   From the State Department

 

The CIA and Signals Intelligence

Categories: Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB506/

A collection of 43 documents which cover efforts of the Central Intelligence Agency to engage in signals intelligence operations, sometimes in competition with other U.S. intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency, during the Cold War period of history.  From the National Security Archive

 

NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117492.htm

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO

 

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