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CREST: 25-Year Program Archive

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

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/crest-25-year-program-archive

Introduces a revised site for accessing declassified Central Intelligence Agency reports.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

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

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v06

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America,Mexico

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v23

Documents foreign policy decision maker in the Carter Administration including an attempted coup in the Dominican Republic, efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, natural gas negotiations with Mexico, the Mariel Sealift, and the Jonestown Massacre.  From the State Department

 

The U.S. Government’s Santa-Tracking Mission

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,Maps/Geography

https://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/2016/12/19/the-u-s-governments-santa-tracking-mission/

Explains the history of how the Continental Air Defense Command got into the business of playing Santa Claus in 1955 because of an erroneous newspaper ad.  Also tries to sell some
GPO merchandise.  From the Government Publishing Office’s Government Book Talk Blog

 

Has the U.S. Government Ever “Defaulted”?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,History

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44704.pdf

Looks at the meaning of the financial term “default,” and at three historic time periods—1812, 1814, and 1979—when the government had major problems in meeting financial obligations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nunn-Lugar 25th Anniversary Shows Cooperative Security Worked

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

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB571-Nunn-Lugar-25th-Anniversary/

Summarizes effort to avoid nuclear arms proliferation following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Includes full text of ten newly declassified documents describing the location and condition of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the effort to eliminate them before they deteriorated or disappeared.  From the National Security Archive

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan,Russia

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264984.htm

Press release which announces the availability of 20 more digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U. S. historical series.  The latest release covers volumes from 1932 through 1935 and a volume on the Soviet Union, 1933-1939.  From the Office of the Historian, Department of State

 

CIA Cartography

Categories: History,Maps/Geography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ciagov/collections/72157674854602812/

Provides access to recently declassified maps from the 1940s through the 2000s that relate to major historical events.  From the Cartography Division of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

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