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
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)
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.
USSR Review – Analysis of Soviet Affairs
Soviet analysis from the CIA: USSR (Monthly) Reviews from 1982 to 1991.
JANIS Publications 1943-1947
About the JANIS publications of 1943-1947 in the CIA archive: what they are and where to find them.