Newly released IRONBARK (Penkovsky) materials

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

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)

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 process, I noticed that in the summer of 2017, the CIA had dome some changes to the way PDF documents were linked in the online Electronic … Continue reading Index of CIA’s Soviet military journal translations (Christmas 2018 Update)