Latest Disclosures on The National Security Archive

Proliferation Watch: U.S. Intelligence Assessments of Potential Nuclear Powers, 1977-2001
Published on National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book No. 451, by William Burr & Jeffrey T. Richelson, December 16, 2013 (incl. Docs 1A-B to 15A-B):

  • First Publication of Recently Declassified Satellite Photographs of South African Nuclear Test Site–1977,
  • New Release of CIA Report on September 1979 South Atlantic Mystery Flash Joins Annals of Dubious Secrets by Exempting Pages of Previously Released Information,
  • Energy Department and Defense Intelligence Agency Reports Illuminate Pre-War Controversy over Iraqi Procurement of Aluminum Tubes for Alleged Gas Centrifuge Program;    

CIA Bay of Pigs Secrecy Case Reaches Appeals Court
Published on National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book No. 450, by Tom Blanton, December 13, 2013 Incl 4 docs):

  • National Security Archive Lawsuit Seeks Last Volume of CIA “Official History”,
  • CIA claims release would “confuse the public”;

Last Nuclear Weapons Left Cuba in December 1962
Published on National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book No. 449,  by Svetlana Savranskaya and Thomas Blanton, With Anna Melyakova, December 11, 2013  (inclusive 18 docs):

  • Soviet Military Documents Provide Detailed Account of Cuban Missile Crisis Deployment and Withdrawal,
  • New Evidence on Tactical Nuclear Weapons – 59 Days in Cuba.


I already won: Snowden is helping the NSA though it brands him a traitor, on Russia Today, Dec 24, 2013;

Taking Charge: How African Women Are Making Major Gains, on Spiegel Online international, by Bartholomäus Grill, Dec 5, 2013: (Photo Gallery): Women in Africa are making great strides in politics and business, and are considered more reliable partners for international aid projects than their male counterparts. Welcome to what the African Union calls the “African Women’s Decade …;

RIP Kalashnikov: 20 facts you may not have known about AK-47 and its creator, on Russia Today RT, Dec 23, 2013.

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