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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume E-16: Documents on Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Serves as an online only supplement to Volume 21: Chile, 1969-1973. Covers the time period of the election of Salvador Allende, the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the actions and attitudes of the U.S. government toward these regimes. Includes a selection of presidential tape recordings. From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1973-1976

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

Topics include biological and chemical warfare policies, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and approaches to nuclear testing and test-ban proposals. From the State Department


The Soviet “War Scare”

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Russia

A recently declassified document from the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board dating from 1990 which reveals that the so-called War Scare of 1983 represented a real possibility of war between the U.S. and USSR. Soviet fears of a U.S.-NATO first strike during NATO exercises known as “Able Archer 83” led to increased Russian and Warsaw pact military preparedness. Posted by the National Security Archive.


Secret CIA Report: Pinochet “Personally Ordered “ Washington Car-Bombing

Categories: Chile,Crime/Justice,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Three declassified documents which implicate former Chile leader Augusto Pinochet in the 1976 murder in Washington DC of Orlando Letelier, an official in the government of the former president, Salvador Allende. From the State Department, posted by the National Security Archive


The Collection of Presidential Briefing Products from 1961 to 1969

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 2,500 declassified President’s Daily Briefs from the Kennedy and Johnson administations. The PDBs were highly confidential documents, summarizing daily intelligence and analysis on national security issues usually for the President, Vice-President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and National Security Adviser. From the Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Electronic Reading Room


Sudan: A Country Study

Categories: History,Sudan

Last addition to the Area Handbook Series, this volume replaces the 1992 volume for Sudan. Covers the history, economy, society, government and politics, and national security of the country. From the Library of Congress


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXIII, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1969-1972

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Focuses on the efforts of the Nixon Administration to broker an Egyptian-Israeli peace settlement but covers other aspects of U.S. relations with Middle Eastern countries.  From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVIII, Middle East Region; Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Middle East Conflict

Documents the Carter Administration’s approach to the Middle East region at the end of the 1970s.  From the State Department


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