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Earl Gregg Swem Library

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive


Report to the Director of National Intelligence on the Fort Hood and Northwest Flight 253 Incidents

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Release of a declassified but heavily redacted report on two notable terrorist incidents with observations on problems in intelligence gathering and analysis which contributes to military and civilian vulnerability to terrorism. From the Intelligence Committee Review Panel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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


Wrongful Classification of Information Regarding CIA Torture, in Violation of Executive Order 13526

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

Complaint filed by a private organization with the Information Security Oversight Office of the federal government alleging that the Central Intelligence Agency is improperly classifying information related to mistreatment of prisoners during the Iraq War period. From


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


Barack Obama v. Larry Klayman

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts$file/14-5004-1570210.pdf

Federal appeals court decision overturning a District Court case which had blocked the National Security Agency from gathering phone information on U.S. citizens.  The judge ruled that the conservative activist lacked standing to sue the agency, because he lacked evidence that records involving his calls had been collected.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia


Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 38 government documents on the use of unmanned aircraft or drones and satellites to conduct surveillance activities aimed at civilian targets within the U.S.  From the National Security Archive


The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Spying/Intelligence

Examines the use, size, and cost of the contractors who work with the U.S. intelligence community and the effectiveness of the oversight exercised by the agencies and Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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