Dept Of Secrets

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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 |