about | documents | news | publications | FOIA | research | employment | search | donate | mailing list

New Postings

NEW - April 14, 2010
In Memoriam: Anatoly Fedorovich Dobrynin (1919-2010)
Dean of Washington's Diplomatic Corps, Eyewitness to the Superpower Rivalry, and Advocate for Opening Up the History of the Cold War

April 10, 2010
Kissinger Blocked Demarche on International Assassinations to Condor States
Rescinded Orders to Warn Military Regimes Days before Letelier Bombing in Washington, D.C.

New from the Archive's Nuclear Vault

April 8, 2010
How Much is Enough? Part II
"Prague Treaty Cuts Are Modest, Real"; Old Cold War Proposals Went Even Lower

April 7, 2010
Why is "Poodle Blanket" Classified?
Still More Dubious Secrets at the Pentagon

More Postings

March 30, 2010
Bordaberry Condemned for 1973 Coup
National Security Archive Posts Declassified Evidence Used in Trial

March 9, 2010
Archival Evidence of Mexico's Human Rights Crimes
The Case of Aleida Gallangos

Evidencias en los Archivos de crímenes de Derechos Humanos en México
El Caso de Aleida Gallangos (Español)

February 12, 2010
Project Azorian
The CIA's Declassified History of the Glomar Explorer

February 2, 2010
Seeing human rights in the "proper manner"
The Reagan-Chun Summit of February 1981

January 15, 2010
The Air Force versus Hollywood
Documentary on "SAC Command Post" Tried to Rebut "Dr. Strangelove" and "Fail Safe"

December 18, 2009
Kyoto Redux?
Obama's Challenges at Copenhagen Echo Clinton's at Kyoto

December 11, 2009
Kennedy Considered Supporting Coup in South Vietnam, August 1963
Newly Declassified Audio Tapes Reveal JFK Saw Only Negative Choices

More recent items

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives no U.S. government funding; its budget is supported by publication royalties and donations from foundations and individuals. On March 17, 2000, Long Island University named the National Security Archive as winner of a Special George Polk Award for 1999 for "piercing self-serving veils of government secrecy" and "serving as an essential journalistic resource. "

National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037 - Phone: 202/994-7000 - Fax: 202/994-7005 - nsarchiv@gwu.edu

2010 FOIA Audit

NEW - March 15, 2010
Sunshine and Shadows

The National Security Archive FOIA Audit
The Clear Obama Message for Freedom of Information Meets Mixed Results

2010 Rosemary Award

NEW - March 12, 2010
2010 Rosemary Award for Worst Open Government Performance Goes to Federal Chief Information Officers' Council

Connect with the Archive


January 15, 2010
White House E-mail Archiving Plan Revealed
Obama Administration Describes System Put in Place to Prevent Loss of White House E-mails

January 4, 2010
Obama Commits to Declassification, Begins Shift in Classification Programs
Public Engagement Impacts Presidential Action

The Torture Archive

83,000 Pages Now Online, Full-text and Indexed
Search the Torture Archive

"Torturing Democracy"
Watch the Award-Winning Film, Read Key Documents, Browse Interview Transcripts, and View the Interactive Timeline at TorturingDemocracy.org

NSArchive Search Engine


Click here to Register for
NSArchive Email Updates

Special Exhibits

The September 11th Sourcebooks
Primary sources on the War on Terrorism

Art Before Power
Jenny Holzer Exhibition Showcases Archive's Documents

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The 40th Anniversary

Nixon Meets Elvis
Documents and photos from the extraordinary meeting


The Digital National Security Archive
Available from ProQuest

Archive Projects
Chile | China and the United States | China and the Bomb | Colombia | Cuba | Guatemala | Honduras | India-Pakistan | Indonesia | Intelligence Policy | Iran | Israel | Japan | Mexico | Nuclear History | Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe

Archive Collections

about | documents | news | publications | FOIA | research | employment | search | donate | mailing list

Contents of this website Copyright 1995-2010 National Security Archive. All rights reserved.
Bookmark and Share
Terms and conditions for use of materials found on this website.