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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/air-america/03431_Pub.pdf.

"Overview": "A fascinating assembly of documents revealing the role that Air America, the Agency's proprietary airline, played in the search and rescue of pilots and personnel during the Vietnam War. The collection has personal accounts by the rescued pilots and thank you letters as well as commendations from various officials. It includes, for the first time, direct information about Lima Site 85 in Laos and a possible hijacking attempt in the 1964 crash of Flight 908. Other elements include the airline's role in the final evacuations from Da Nang and Saigon in April, 1975."

See Jeff Carlton, "CIA Documents Shine Light on Secretive Air America," Associated Press, 15 Apr. 2009, for a report on the 18 April 2009 symposium ("Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond.") at the University of Texas at Dallas at which these documents were released.

See also, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America and the CIA and CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport.

[CA/Asia/CAT & Air America; CIA/Laos; Vietnam/Gen]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence. Analysis: Directorate of Intelligence in the 21st Century (Strategic Plan). Washington, DC: Aug. 1996.

This is primarily glossy boilerplate in a style that probably came over from the Pentagon with DCI Deutch. The inside cover has the (then) latest DI wiring diagram.

[Analysis/Gen; CIA/Components/DI][c]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Balkan Battlegrounds: A Military History of the Yugoslav Conflict, 1990-1995. Washington, DC: Office of Public Affairs, 2002.

Cohen, FA 81.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2002), says that "this massive volume is a wonderful resource for scholars and students alike. To take but one example, its account of Slovenia's successful struggle against the far larger Yugoslav National Army is a remarkable look at how a tiny country combined old techniques of territorial warfare with a distinctly modern sense of media relations. The work is based exclusively on unclassified sources, although the analysts clearly had access to much more.... This work is a superb contribution to contemporary strategic studies."


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Baptism By Fire: CIA Analysis of the Korean War Overview, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/korean-war-baptism-by-fire/index.html.

"This collection includes more than 1,300 documents consisting of national estimates, intelligence memo, daily updates, and summaries of foreign media concerning developments on the Korean Peninsula during 1947-1954.... The release of these documents is in conjunction with the conference, 'New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War,' co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the CIA in Independence, Missouri."

[Analysis/Historical; GenPostwar/50s/Korea]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The Berlin Tunnel Operation, 1952-1956. Washington, DC: 1968. [http://www.fas.org/irp/cia/product/tunnel.pdf and via search at: http://www.foia.cia.gov/.

This is the official version of the Berlin Tunnel Operation (PBJOINTLY), written as part of the Clandestine Services History. It was declassified and released to the public in redacted form in February 2007.


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA Activities in Chile. 18 Sep. 2000 [https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/chile/index.html]


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/the-warsaw-pact-forces/index.html.

A collection of documents examining "the role of clandestine reporting in CIA's analysis of the Warsaw Pact from 1955 to 1985.... This study continues CIA's efforts to provide a detailed record of the intelligence derived from clandestine human and technical sources from that period. This intelligence was provided to US policymakers and used to assess the political and military balances and confrontations in Central Europe between the Warsaw Pact and NATO during the Cold War."

[Analysis/Sov; CIA/Components/DO]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Ed., Benjamin B. Fischer. At Cold War's End: US Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-1991. Washington, DC: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 1999.

Clark comment: This volume was released for the18-20 November 1999 conference at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service. Also listed as Fischer, Benjamin B., ed. At Cold War's End (1999). Jonkers, AFIO WIN 2-00 (14 Jan. 2000), says that Fischer has written "a masterly Foreword that is worth the price of admission. It is an outstanding summary[,] capturing a set of momentous and convoluted -- almost unexplainable -- events. This is a basic source document -- a contribution to knowledge.... Highly recommended."

For Mapother, IJI&C 14.4, this collection "presents insight as to how the intelligence community kept the White House and upper levels of the national security bureaucracy on notice that strategic changes were coming, and offered reasonable predictions about what directions they would take." Crome, JIH 1.1, comments that Fischer's "preface is an utmost helpful guide through the documents and at the same time a well written and concise account of U.S. policy toward the the Soviet Union and the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe."

[Analysis/Soviet/Nov99; GenPostwar/CW/End]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The Challenge of Ethnic Conflict to National and International Order in the 1990s: Geographic Perspectives. Washington, DC: October 1995.

This report presents the proceedings from a 30 September-1 October 1993 CIA-sponsored conference. Participants included academic geographers and anthropologists and U.S. Government officials.


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence.

1. The Chinese Economy in 1990 and 1991: Uncertain Recovery. Washington, DC: July 1991.

2. The Chinese Economy in 1991 and 1992: Pressure to Revisit Reform Mounts. Washington, DC: August 1992.

3. China's Economy in 1992 and 1993: Grappling With the Risks of Rapid Growth. Washington, DC: August 1993.

4. China's Economy in 1993 and 1994: The Search for a Soft Landing. Washington, DC: August 1994.

5. China's Economy in 1994 and 1995: Overheating Pressures Recede, Tough Choices Remain. Washington, DC: December 1995.


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