Disclosures on The National Security Archive

Half of Federal Agencies Still Use Outdated Freedom of Information Regulations
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, by Tom Blanton/Nate Jones/Lauren Harper, March 14, 2014:

  • National Security Archive FOIA Audit highlights delinquent agencies; praises Congressional and White House plans for updated regulations,
  • Archive warns updating is not enough without including “best practices;”  

Warnings of Catastrophe
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 458, by Michael Dobbs, March 6, 2014, incl. Docs 1-10:

  • French, US, UN, and Belgian Documents Foreshadow the Genocide in Rwanda 1994,
  • Key Belgian Diplomatic Cables Published in English for the First Time;

60th Anniversary of Castle BRAVO Nuclear Test, the Worst Nuclear Test in U.S. History
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 459, by William Burr, February 28, 2014, incl. Docs 1-18 and Notes 1-11:

  • Blast Had Far Greater Explosive Yield than Expected, Equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshimas,
  • Fallout from the Test Contaminated the Marshall Islands and Japanese Fishermen on the Fortunate Dragon (Fukuryu Maru),
  • Consequences of BRAVO Created Outrage around the World and Pressure to Ban Nuclear Weapons Tests;

Dubious Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 457, by William Burr, Feb 21, 2014, incl. Docs 1-3 and 1 Note:

  • Defense Department Deletes Khrushchev’s Public Statements about Jupiter Missiles in Turkey,
  • 50-Year-Old Document on the Crisis Released in Glaringly Different Versions,
  • The Contradictions of Defense Department Declassification Policy;

Special Plans and Double Meanings: Controversies over Deception, Intelligence, and Policy Counterterrorism
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 456, by Jeffrey T. Richelson, February 20, 2014, incl. Docs 1-48 and Notes 1-32);

Russell Hemenway: An Appreciation
Published on The National Security Archive NSA, February 14, 2014;
(see also: R. Hemenway, 88; Aided Liberal Causes, The New York Times, February 6, 2014;
and Russell D. Hemenway, 88; Led liberal political-reform group, The Washington Post, February 1, 2014
).

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