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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

 

Compliance Follow-up Review of the Department of State’s Implementation of Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

http://www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/state-roca-2016.pdf

Finds shortcomings and inaccuracies in the reporting on classification decisions by department officials.  Similar extrapolation and sampling techniques, however, are used by all departments and considered normal according to Information Security Oversight Office officials.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the State Department.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Declassified Diplomacy: Argentina

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB556-Obama-administration-declassifies-documents-on-Argentina-military-human-rights-abuses/

A selection of eight key declassified documents from White House and State Department files dealing with the tactic of “disappearance” used by the military junta ruling Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s.  From the National Security Archive

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 3

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-3.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 2

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-2.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan, and Bush VP, Part 1

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-1.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  The declassified records come from U.S. defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

2015 Report to the President: Information Security Oversight Office

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

http://www.archives.gov/isoo/reports/2015-annual-report.pdf

The annual report on how much information has been classified by the federal government and what it costs.  Includes trends in classification and declassification.  Finds that classification activities cost the government $16 billion in FY2015.  From the Information Security Oversight Office

 

Intel Committee Publishes Declassified 28 Pages

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Saudi Arabia,Terrorism

http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/declasspart4.pdf

Previously classified section of a report by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the 9/11 attack.  The newly released section, entitled “Part Four: Finding, Discussion, and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters,” discussed potential connections between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers.  From the House Intelligence Committee

 

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