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Every Nuclear-Tipped Missile is an Accident Waiting to Happen
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 442, by William Burr, October 7, 2013 (with 10 Docs and 5 Notes):

  • New History of Nuclear Weapons Control (and Lack Thereof) Cites National Security Archive Documents on War Plans, Nuclear Accidents, and Command Systems
  • Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control Wins High Praise from Reviewers, Calls Archive “A National Treasure”
  • Link: Book – Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser, ISBN 9781594202278, 640 pages, 17 Sep 2013, The Penguin Press);

“Disreputable if Not Outright Illegal”: The National Security Agency versus Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Art Buchwald, Frank Church, et al
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 441, by Matthew M. Aid and William Burr, September 25, 2013 (with 6 Docs and 13 Notes – originally posted November 14, 2008):

  • Newly Declassified History Divulges Names of Prominent Americans Targeted by NSA during Vietnam Era
  • Declassification Decision by Interagency Panel Releases New Information on the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Panama Canal Negotiations;

Guatemalan Court Convicts National Police Chief
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 440, by Kate Doyle, September 24, 2013 (with 8 Docs):

  • Commander of Infamous 1984 Fernando Garcia Disappearance
  • Archive Analyst Testifies on Key U.S. Documentary Evidence;

Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 439, by Jeffrey T. Richelson, September 23, 2013 (with 62 Docs and manyNotes):

  • U.S. Intelligence: Hiding of Military Assets by “Rogue Nations” and Other States a Major Security Challenge for 21st Century
  • U.S. Documents Describe Monitoring Effort Going Back to Early Cold War Years;

KISSINGER AND CHILE: THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 437, by Peter Kornbluh, September 11, 2013 (with 10 Docs):

  • Kissinger pressed Nixon to overthrow the democratically elected Allende government because his “‘model’ effect can be insidious,” documents show
  • On 40th anniversary of coup, Archive posts top ten documents on Kissinger’s role in undermining democracy, supporting military dictatorship in Chile
  • Kissinger overruled aides on military regime’s human rights atrocities; told Pinochet in 1976: “We want to help, not undermine you. You did a great service to the West in overthrowing Allende”;

The Snowden Affair
Published on The National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 436, by Jeffrey T. Richelson, September 4, 2013 (with 125 Docs and 5 Notes):

  • Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm over the National Security Agency.

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