Dept Of Secrets

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Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.

Avner Cohen |

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Vladimir Channels the Gipper

Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.

Nate Jones |

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CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup

The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.

Malcolm Byrne |

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The Secret History of the U-2

A just-released CIA report pulls the covers off America's most famous spy plane -- and Area 51.

Jeffrey T. Richelson |

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Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

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Israel's Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

William Burr |

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Mission: Assassination

The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.

Malcolm Byrne |

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War Scare

The real-life war game that almost led to nuclear armageddon.

Nate Jones |

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When America Became a Cyberwarrior

A secret document shows the NSA has been planning attacks since the Clinton years.

Jeffrey T. Richelson |

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Will Chinese Troops Cross the Yalu?

U.S. intelligence looks at Beijing's military options in North Korea.

Robert A. Wampler |

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Thatcher's Foreign Policy 'Failure'

She wanted Gorbachev to stop the reunification of Germany.

Tom Blanton |

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A Clear View from Foggy Bottom

How State Department analysts  -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

William Burr |

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Our Man in Havana

Was USAID planning to overthrow Castro?

Peter Kornbluh |

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The Plan to Stop Green-on-Blue Violence

The Pentagon’s secret PowerPoint on Afghan insider attacks.

Nate Jones |

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The U.S. Plan to Nuke Everyone

Why LBJ vetoed the Dr. Strangelove option.

William Burr |

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The Kissinger Transcripts

Why the former secretary of state thought the CIA was blackmailing him.

Tom Blanton |

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Still 'Secret' After All These Years

Why do Pentagon securocrats continue to censor well-known, publicly available information?

William Burr |

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The True Spy Story Behind <i>Argo</i>

The internal CIA account of how the Iran rescue really went down. 

Nate Jones |

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Cuba Almost Became a Nuclear Power in 1962

The scariest moment in history was even scarier than we thought.

Svetlana Savranskaya |

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History Repeats Itself as Tragedy

The must-read secret Pentagon memo on Syria's 1982 massacre.

Tom Blanton |

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How to Fight a Nuclear War

Revealed: Jimmy Carter's strategy for Armageddon. (We're still using it.)

William Burr |

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A Classified CIA Mea Culpa on Iraq

In this exclusive from the National Security Archive, a secret agency report on its WMD failures is published for the first time.

Tom Blanton |