Quick post about a document that might be of interest to my fellow researchers. In the course research for an article, I came across the chapters for a CIA internal history titled "Organizational History of the CIA, 1950-1953". From the Chapter X PDF file, we can learn that this history is part of the DCI … Continue reading Organizational History of the CIA, 1950-1953
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
(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)
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
Nearly 350 documents containing issues (or parts) of CIA's "Terrorism Review", from 1982 to 2001.
Trends in Communist Propaganda/Media: weekly Foreign Broadcast Information Service reports from 1970-1975.
A look at harassments and provocations, or the dirty tricks employed by foreign intelligence services.
A look at declassified Project RAND reports from 1951-1956, including balloon reconnaissance of USSR.
A quick look at where to find information on CIA's Cold War era SIGINT activites.
On the Area Handbooks funded by the U.S. Army.