In November 2018, I discovered parts of a 1960 Soviet report translation titled "Combat Against Enemy Nuclear Artillery, Free Rockets, and Guided Missiles in Offensive and Defensive Operations of an Army" in CIA's online archive. The main problem addressed by the report is the destruction of US/NATO theater nuclear weapons. The report was written by … Continue reading Newly released IRONBARK (Penkovsky) materials
Category: CIA Archives
Soviet General Staff Academy Lectures 1968-1985
While doing archive research, I came across translations of lectures from Soviet General Staff Academy, or Voroshilov Academy as it was also known in the Soviet days. I had tucked away the documents in a notebook, and tweeted about some of them. https://twitter.com/vpkivimaki/status/820629224717488128 After getting my hands on the "CIA Analysis of Warsaw Pact Forces" … Continue reading Soviet General Staff Academy Lectures 1968-1985
Index of CIA’s Soviet military journal translations (Christmas 2018 Update)
(Update January 10th, 2021: CIA's recent website update broke all the links, so I've created a new copy of the sheet with all the links fixed.) In July of 2017, I released the first index to translations from secret Soviet military journals that the CIA had acquired and translated during the Cold War. During that … Continue reading Index of CIA’s Soviet military journal translations (Christmas 2018 Update)
Guide to products of US national intelligence in 1975
In an earlier post on the National Intelligence Dailies, I made passing reference to a 1975 document called "A Guide to the National Intelligence Community's Production Organizations and Their Products". For digging into archives now, the document actually provides a handy roadmap to products that should be available - both in the CIA archives as … Continue reading Guide to products of US national intelligence in 1975
Terrorism Review, 1982-2001
Nearly 350 documents containing issues (or parts) of CIA's "Terrorism Review", from 1982 to 2001.
Origins of American Covert Action
The very brief history of covert action in colonial times by William Colby.
FBIS Product: Trends in Communist Media
Trends in Communist Propaganda/Media: weekly Foreign Broadcast Information Service reports from 1970-1975.
Dirty tricks: Harassments & Provocations studies 1967-1985
A look at harassments and provocations, or the dirty tricks employed by foreign intelligence services.
Project RAND reports, 1951-1956
A look at declassified Project RAND reports from 1951-1956, including balloon reconnaissance of USSR.
History of signals intelligence at the CIA
A quick look at where to find information on CIA's Cold War era SIGINT activites.