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The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 44 collections consisting of over 104,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 733,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. Together, these collections offer unparalleled access to the defining international strategies of our time. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.

Collections Include:

  • Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973–1990
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1962
  • China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960–1998
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • El Salvador: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1984
  • El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980–1994
  • Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1980
  • The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal, 1983-1988
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1960–1976
  • Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978–1990
  • The Philippines: U.S. Policy during the Marcos Years, 1965–1986
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part I: From Truman to Clinton
  • South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962–1989
  • The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947–1991
  • U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, 1947–1996
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community: Organization, Operations, and Management, 1947-1989
  • U.S. Military Uses of Space, 1945–1991
  • U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955–1968
  • U.S. Nuclear Non-proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
  • Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968–2002
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part II: From Truman to George W. Bush
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I: 1954-1968
  • Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Operations, and Genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II: 1969-1975
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1977–1992
  • The Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969–1977
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, From the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War
  • U. S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction: From World War II to Iraq
  • The Kissinger Telephone Conversations: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977
  • Peru: Human Rights, Drugs, and Democracy: 1980-2000
  • US Intelligence Community after 9/11
  • The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009
  • The United States and The Two Koreas, 1969-2000
  • The United States and the Two Koreas, Part II, 1969-2010
  • Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010
  • US Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis, and Covert Action
  • Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970-1990
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part III, 1961-2000
  • Argentina, 1975-1980: The Making of U.S. Human Rights Policy
  • CIA Covert Operations: From Carter to Obama, 1977-2010
  • Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013
  • The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977
  • Electronic Surveillance: From the Cold War to the War on Terror
  • CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975

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