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Declassified Documents - Fiscal Year 2011

 

This selection of documents was declassified 10/1/10 - 9/30/11 and includes materials declassified in part as well as those declassified in their entirety.

EuropeSouth/Southeast AsiaJapanMiddle EastNorth AfricaPsychological StrategyNuclear MattersDisarmamentCommittees for a Free Asia/Free RussiaDefenseCommunismU-2/RB-47 IncidentUSSRAntarcticaForeign Policy Covert Operations ActivtiesIntelligenceCentral America

 

Europe

Progress report on the future courses of action with respect to Austria, January 3, 1950 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 47, Austria (2)]

NSC Progress Report on future courses of U.S. action with respect to Austria, July 6, 1951 [NSC Staff Paper, Disaster File Series, Box 47, Austria (4)]

Memo for the Secy of Defense re NSC 164 U.S. Objectives and Policies with Respect to Austria, October 9, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 47, Austria (5)]

JCS Memo re NSC 5411 U.S. Policy toward Italy, March 23, 1954 [Office of the Special Asst. for National Security Affairs, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 10, NSC 5411/2 (2)]

JCS Memo re NSC 5411/1 U.S. Policy toward Italy, April 2, 1954 [Office of the Special Asst. for National Security Affairs, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 10, NSC 5411/2 (2)]

Memo re Austrian Treaty - Activities of Mendes-France, December 1, 1954 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 23, OCB 091 Austria (File #1) (6)]

Memo of Meeting of Working Group 164/1 Austria re visit by Prime Minister Raab, December 10, 1954 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 23, OCB 091 Austria (File 1) (6)]

Memo re Possible Acquisition of Greenland by the U.S., January 21, 1955 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 40, Wilson Charles 1955 (3)]

Memo re Possible Acquisition of Greenland by the U.S., January 27, 1955 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 40, Wilson Charles 1955 (3)]

Progress report on NSC 164/1 U.S. Objectives and Policies with Respect to Austria, March 3, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 23, OCB 091 Austria (File 1) (6)]

Progress report on NSC 164/1 U.S. Objectives and Policies with Respect to Austria, April 11, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File Series, Box 47, Austria (6)]

Memo to Secretary of State re U.S. Objectives and Policies with respect to Austria, April 22, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File Series, Box 47, Austria (7)]

Memo of meeting of OCB Working Group on NSC 5406/1 Yugoslavia, July 21, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 57, OCB 091 Yugoslavia (File #1) (9)]

Progress report on U.S. policy toward Italy, December 30, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 46, OCB 091 Italy File #3 (8)]

Outline Plan of Operations with Respect to Spain, August 29, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 55, OCB 091 Spain (File #2) (7)]

MFR re Austrian defense program, June 4, 1957 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Country File Series, Box 1, Austria]

Telegram #2166 to Secretary of State from Bonn regarding personnel matters, May 12, 1960 [Office of Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 22, Personnel Matters]

State Dept. telegram re Belgium and NATO, August 10, 1960 [Office of Staff Secretary, International Series, Box 1, Belgium]

South/Southeast Asia

Memo regarding NSC 5405, Special Report on Thailand, July 15, 1954 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 9, NSC5404 Mainland SE Asia (2)]

Draft Operations Plan, NSC 5514 (Korea), May 20, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 49, OCB 091 Korea (File #1) (2)]

First draft of outline plan of operations on NSC 5514 (Korea), May 25, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 49, OCB 091 Korea (File #1) (3)]

Studies on Treatment of POW’s in Korea, April 30, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 118, OCB 383.6 Prisoners of War-Korean War (File #2) (2)]

Memo of conference with President regarding Taiwan situation, August 14, 1958 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diaries, Box 35, August 1958-Staff Notes (2)]

OCB Report on U.S. Policy toward the Philippines, November 26, 1958 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File Series, Box 62, Philippines (5)]

Background Information for Taiwan Straits Discussion, no date [Office of the Special Asst. for National Security Affairs, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 22, NSC 5723 Policy toward Taiwan & ROC]

Memo to Andrew Goodpaster re Tibet, April 27, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 15, Intelligence Matters (11)]

Attachment regarding situation in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Singapore-Malaya, January 3, 1961 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Secretariat Series, Box 7, Southeast Asia NSC 6012 (3)]

Memo of conference with General Eisenhower, Robert McNamara, John McCone, General Lemnitzer, David Smith and John S.D. Eisenhower, May 14, 1962 [DDE’s Post-Presidential Papers, Augusta-Walter Reed Series, Box 2, Memo of Conferences 1961-63 (2)]

Japan

Annex to NSC 125/3 re U.S. Objectives and Courses of Action with Respect to Japan, February 19, 1953 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 3, NSC 125 – Policy Toward Japan (4)

Outline Plan of Operations with Respect to Japan, February 8, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 48, OCB 091 Japan (File #4) (6)]

Memo to Edward Lilly and Elmer Staats re comments on Outline Plan of Operations for Japan NSC 5516/1, February 8, 1957 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 49, OCB 091 Japan (File 7) (1)]

Middle East

CIA memo to the President re Iran situation, March 1, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, Box 65, Disaster File, Iran (3)]

NSC Progress Report on NSC 26 Series, "Removal and Demolition of Oil Facilities, Equipment and Supplies in the Middle East," March 9, 1953 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 1, NSC 26/2-5 Middle East Oil]

NSC Progress Report on NSC 26 Series, "Removal and Demolition of Oil Facilities, Equipment and Supplies in the Middle East," August 7, 1953 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 1, NSC 26/2-5 Middle East Oil]

State Department biography of Col. Fadhil ‘Abbas al-Mahdawi, March 1959 [NSC Staff Papers, Special Staff File Series, Box 4, CP Iraq (Halla's File) (5)]

Intelligence material synopsis re Iraq-UAR, March 23, 1959 [Office of Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 14, Intelligence Briefing Notes (Sensitive) (2)]

MFR re Meeting of Special Committee on Iraq, January 13, 1960 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 66, Iraq]

Letter from Miles Copeland to Robert Anderson regarding the Arab-Israeli crisis, May 27, 1967 [Robert B. Anderson Papers, Box 282, Con-Cop (3)]

Report regarding Nasser, no date [Robert B. Anderson Papers, Box 282, Con-Cop (4)]

Letter from Miles Copeland to Robert Anderson regarding Nasser, September 5, 1964 [Robert B. Anderson Papers, Box 282, Con-Cop (4)]

North Africa

Memo to Secretary of Defense from the Chairman, JCS, regarding U.S. bases in Morocco, August 15, 1958 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Policy Papers Subseries, Box 18, NSC 5614/1 Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria (1)]

State Dept. memo re U.S.-Moroccan relations, September 27, 1960 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diary Series, Box 53, Staff Notes September 1960 (1)]

Psychological Strategy

Index to National Psychological Warfare Plan for General War, April 9, 1951 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 40, Psychological & Information Programs (5)]

“Planning Activities of the Psychological Strategy Board through 6/30/52,” August 1, 1952 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 9, NSC 135 (7)]

Interim U.S. Psychological Strategy Plan for exploitation of unrest in satellite Europe, June 22, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, PSB Central Files Series, Box 15, PSB 091.4 Eastern Europe (1)]

Interim U.S. Psychological Strategy Plan for exploitation of unrest in satellite Europe, June 29, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, PSB Central Files Series, Box 15, PSB 091.4 Eastern Europe (3)]

Nuclear Matters

Report on U.K.’s position in regard to nuclear test ban agreement, no date [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 21, Nuclear Testing-Cessation (6)]

Report on the 280 mm gun, ca. 1952 [J. Lawton Collins Papers, Box 16, 280 MM Gun 1952]

Report on Project RUSH – A Comparison of the Costs of Delivery of Atomic Weapons on Tactical Targets within Ten Miles of the MLR, June 1, 1953 [J. Lawton Collins Papers, Box 22, Reports on Equipment Tests 1953]

Notes on conference in President’s office, December 22, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, Executive Secretary’s Subject File Series, Box 5, #19 Policy re Use of Nuclear Weapons File 1 (1)]

Atomic Energy Commission Program Status Report, June 30, 1954 [NSC Staff Papers, Executive Secretary’s Subject Files Series, Box 7, AEC Program Status Report June 30, 1954]

Atomic Energy Commission Program Status Report, June 30, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, Executive Secretary’s Subject Files Series, Box 7, AEC Program Status Report June 30, 1955]

Letter from Secretary of State to Secretary of Defense re expenditure of nuclear weapons, January 24, 1956 [John Foster Dulles Papers, JFD Chronological Series, Box 13, JFD Chron January 1956 (1)]

Staff Notes No. 331 re Project Plowshare and atomic demolition munitions program, March 21, 1958 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diary Series, Box 31, Toner Notes March 1958]

Memo for the president re flights over US and UK with hazardous cargo aboard involving nuclear materials, June 9, 1958 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 25, McElroy Neil 1957-58 (3)]

Message from Secretary of State re nuclear weapons proposal, August 6, 1958 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 97, Atomic Nuclear Policy (8)]

Draft message to State Department in reply to proposal by Secretary of State to pre-authorize use of nuclear weapons by NATO under certain conditions, September 19, 1958 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 97, Atomic Nuclear Policy (8)]

Message re funding of nuclear stockpile sites, October 8, 1958 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 97, Atomic Nuclear Policy (8)]

“A Method of Concealing Underground Nuclear Explosions,” March 30, 1959 [OSANSA, Special Assistant Series, Subject Subseries, Box 7, Science & Research-General (7)]

Memo of meeting re U.S. position on cessation of nuclear weapons tests, May 5, 1959 [John McCone Papers, Box 1, COM 1 – Chairman’s H St Reading File)]

Letter re sharing of atomic information with the UK and Canada, May 7, 1959 [Office of Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 5, Atomic Energy Matters (7)]

Letter re sharing of atomic information with the UK, June 24, 1959 [Office of Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 5, Atomic Energy Matters (8)]

State Dept. telegram re Europe (France) and nuclear weapons, August 21, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, International Series, Box 5, France Vol. I of III (4)]

State Dept. telegram re United Kingdom air defense and the RAF, November 13, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, International Series, Box 14, United Kingdom (1)]

Letter to General Norstad from General Landon re control procedures for the release of atomic warfare, July 17, 1961 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 85, Atom-Nuclear Policy 1961 (1)]

Memo of conference with General Eisenhower, John McCone and John S.D. Eisenhower re test ban treaty, September 19, 1963 [DDE’s Post-Presidential Papers, Special Name Series, Box 12, McCone 1963-66 (4)]

Draft article regarding tritium, no date [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 3, Atomic Energy Commission Vol. II (6)]

Report on Atomic Capable Aircraft, no date [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Dept. of Defense Subseries, Box 2, DoD Vol. IV (1)]

Disarmament

Summary of White House Conference, September 11, 1956 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, White House Subseries, Box 3, William H. Jackson (4)]

Committees for a Free Asia/Free Russia

Letter, C.D. Jackson to Abbott Washburn, February 3, 1953 [C.D. Jackson Papers, Box 63, Jackson Committee (3)]

Defense

Dept. of Defense Report on Status of U.S. Military Programs as of 31 December 1955, April 30, 1956 [OSANSA, NSC Series, Subject Subseries, Box 4, DoD Report on Status of US Military Program as of Dec. 31, 1955] (report consists of 95 pages, for a copy please contact Library staff)

Memo regarding operation of U.S. ground radars in the presence of ECM (electronic countermeasures), August 1, 1958 [Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology, Box 4, Air Defense (1)]

Memo regarding the low altitude threat, August 1, 1958 [Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology, Box 4, Air Defense (1)]

Memo regarding radar coverage of continental U.S. at altitudes above 70,000 feet, August 1, 1958 [Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology, Box 4, Air Defense (1)]

Memo regarding current and proposed air defense radar coverage, August 22, 1958 [Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology, Box 4, Air Defense (1)]

Memo regarding risks involved in the Nike-Zeus program, December 3, 1958 [Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology, Box 4, Air Defense (1)]

Progress report on the anti-ballistic missile weapon system, December 10, 1958 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 25, McElroy Neil 1957-1958 (1)]

Report on optimum family of Army surface-to-surface missiles, undated [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 2, Army [Vol. I] (7)]

Report on Army’s R&D programs including nuclear and non-nuclear firepower, mines, chemical warfare, SSMs, air defense, space and satellites, air and surface mobility, combat surveillance and nuclear research, undated [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 2, Army [Vol. I] (10)]

Status Report Items re Eastern Europe, USSR and Related Matters (NSC 174), May 16, 1955 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 115, OCB 381 National Defense (File #4) (2)]

OCB Weekly Status Report re Asia, Africa and Europe, June 11, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 116, OCB 381 National Defense (File #6) (4)]

Letter from Wilson to president re ballistic missile programs progress, August 26, 1957 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 41, Wilson Charles 1957 (1)]

Preliminary report on JUPITER Firing, August 29, 1957 [DDE’s Papers as President, Administration Series, Box 41, Wilson Charles 1957 (1)]

Chronological Histories of Army Surface-to-Air Missiles as of 1 March 1958 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, DoD Subseries, Missiles and Satellites Chronological Histories of Army Surface-to-Air and Surface-to-Surface Missiles as of 3/1/58]

Memo from Robert Cutler to Morris Stans re operational capability of the reconnaissance satellite, May 23, 1958 [OSANSA, Special Assistant Series, Chronological Subseries, Box 6, May 1958 (2)]

Memo to Dr. Killian re Present Problems Relating to Radar Early Warning of Manned Bomber Attack, October 10, 1958 [White House Office of the Spec. Asst. for Science and Technology, Box 1, Air Defense]

Memo of meeting with the president and draft minutes re the SAMOS satellite launching, September 30, 1960 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diary Series, Box 53, Staff Notes September 1960 (1)]

Communism

Memo regarding statements alleging Switzerland to be Center of Communist Subversive Activities, July 30, 1958 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 17, Miscellaneous (5)]

U-2/RB-47 Incident

State Department statement in response to Khrushchev’s speech before Supreme Soviet, May 7, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (3)]

Telegram #1083 regarding Afghanistan’s possible reaction to U-2 incident, May 8, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (3)]

Telegram #3590 regarding possible effects of U-2 incident on U.S. - Japanese relations, May 9, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (3)]

Telegram #2775 regarding treatment of Norwegian Ambassador by Khrushchev, May 10, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (4)]

Telegram #3603 regarding meetings with Japanese officials concerning U.S. position on U-2 incident, May 10, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (4)]

Telegram #5496 regarding discussion of U-2 incident at Prime Ministers Conference and related UK incidents, May 13, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (5)]

Telegram #963 regarding Norwegian government protest, May 13, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (5)]

Doc #21, Norwegian Pour Memoire to U.S., May 13, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Telegram re Norwegian response to U-2 incident, May 14, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (5)]

Telegram #2573 regarding Turkey’s reaction to U-2 incident, May 14, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (5)]

Telegram regarding authorization to resume NASA weather flights in light of U-2 incident, May 17, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (6)]

Doc #23, Note of protest from Foreign Ministry of the Royal Government of Afghanistan, May 18, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Doc #12, Note of protest from the Government of Pakistan, May 19, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (8)]

Doc #24, US response to Afghanistan note of protest of May 18, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Telegram #2636 regarding conversation with Prime Minister Menderes, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (7)]

Telegram #2638 regarding U-2 flights in Turkey, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (7)]

Telegram #SECTO 56 regarding Soviet note to Turkey, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (7)]

Telegram #2811 regarding Pakistani response to U-2 incident, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (7)]

Telegram #781 from Ottawa with comments regarding U-2 incident, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (7)]

Doc #35, Note regarding statement from Italian Ambassador alleging that Powers had instructions to use airfields at Aviano and Brindisi in case of emergency, May 20, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Telegram #3784 regarding Soviet note to Japan protesting security treaty and illegal overflights, May 21, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume I (8)]

Doc #13, Secretary of State response to Pakistani protest of May 19, May 22, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Doc #20, Norwegian Note to USSR responding to USSR note of May 13, May 27, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Telegram #3114 regarding American counsel for Francis Gary Powers, June 11, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume II (4)]

"Written and Oral Communications Between the US, USSR, and Other Governments in Connection with the U-2 Incident", August 12, 1960 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 25, U-2 Incident Volume III (2)]

Military Countermeasures to Effect Release and Return of RB-47 Crewmen, no date [1960] [DDE’s Papers as President, Dulles-Herter Series, Box 13, Christian Herter November 1960]

USSR

Report on the USSR space program, no date [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 24, Space Council (4)]

Memo for OCB re Report of the Donovan Emergency Commission of the International Rescue Committee to Investigate Communist Redefection Campaigns, March 26, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 120, OCB 383.7 Refugees and Interned Persons (File #5) (2)]

Draft report re return of five Soviet defectors to the USSR, April 10, 1956 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 120, OCB 383.7 Refugees and Interned Persons (File #5) (3)]

Antarctica

Purpose and use of the operations plan re territorial problems of Antarctica, September 6, 1957 [US President’s Science Advisory Committee, Box 4, Operations Coordinating Board]

Foreign Policy

Memo regarding security of strategically important industrial operations in foreign countries, February 20, 1958 [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 33, Internal Security-Industrial Operations Abroad (3)]

Covert Operations Activities

Draft NSC directive on covert operations activities, no date [NSC Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 40, Psychological and Information Programs (5)]

Intelligence

Survey of U.S. Information Agency’s Intelligence Needs, April 23, 1954 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files Series, Box 20, OCB 040 USIA (2)]

Synopsis of State and Intelligence material reported to the president re Jordan, Guinea, Iran, Laos, Congo, Berlin and the UN, September 13, 1960 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diary Series, Box 52, Briefing September 1960]

Central America

Diary entry re Dominican Republic, August 18, 1961 [DDE’s Post-Presidential Papers, 1961 Principal File, Box 6, Diary–DDE–1961]