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December 23, 2014

Newly Released Sandia Labs Film Presents Story of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Safety Effort
Los Alamos Scientist Once Advised a U.S. Sentry to Shoot at and Disable Nukes on West German Aircraft if There Was a Danger of Unauthorized Use.

December 22, 2014

Mexico: Los Zetas Cartel Linked San Fernando Police to Migrant Massacres
Mexican Prosecutor Declassifies First Document from Case File, Validates Human Rights Claims

December 10, 2014

Brazil Truth Commission Releases Report
National Security Archive hails efforts by investigators, victim's families to uncover truth.

December 9, 2014

Torture Report Finally Released
Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.

December 2, 2014

National Security Archive and Historical Associations File Petition To Open Key Remaining Rosenberg Grand Jury Records
Death of David Greenglass Removes Legal Barrier; 2008 Release Included Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Testimony.

November 24, 2014

Famous Political Figure Carried Messages from Kissinger to Castro.

November 20, 2014

Studies in Intelligence: New Articles from The CIA's In-House Journal
CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike against U.S.; Desire to "Bond" with LBJ.

November 17, 2014

Project Sapphire 20th Anniversary
More than a half-ton of weapons-grade uranium removed from Kazakhstan in 1994.

November 16, 2014

25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
Declassified Documents from 1989 Show Initial U.S. Unwillingness to Consider Salvadoran Military's Responsibility.

November 9, 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 25th Anniversary
Documents show accident and contingency, anxiety in world capitals.

October 21, 2014

Intelligence Center Tracks Missile Launches Worldwide 24/7
"Little known" DEFSMAC Created to Cover Soviet Launches, Now Alerts and Reports Globally from China to South Africa.

October 19, 2014

T: The New York Times Style Magazine Features Jenny Holzer
Artist Devotes "Advertisements for Myself" Page To Promoting the National Security Archive

October 16, 2014

China's First Nuclear Test 1964 -- 50th Anniversary
China's Advance toward Nuclear Status in Early 1960s Held Surprises for U.S. Analysts, Generated Conflicting Opinions about the Potential Dangers.

October 1, 2014

"I think we are going to have to smash Castro," Kissinger tells President Ford.

September 28, 2014

Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared.

September 26, 2014

Secret U.S. Back-Channel History with Fidel and Raul Castro Revealed in New Book.

September 12, 2014

Israel Crosses the Threshold II
The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program.

September 5, 2014

Iran-Contra Revisited
New Book Places Reagan at Center of 1980s Scandal.

August 13, 2014

The Yuri Orlov File
Human Rights Legend and Distinguished Physicist Turns 90.

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