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)
The very brief history of covert action in colonial times by William Colby.
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.
Soviet analysis from the CIA: USSR (Monthly) Reviews from 1982 to 1991.
About the JANIS publications of 1943-1947 in the CIA archive: what they are and where to find them.