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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Ed., Michael Warner. CIA Cold War Records: The CIA Under Harry Truman. Washington, DC: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 1994.

MacPherson, I&NS 10.2: "The collection is comprised of 81 documents numbering over 460 pages, most of which could be termed 'sign-posts' in the creation and history of CIA during the formative Truman years.... This edited collection obviously implies ... support for the Montague version of CIA's paternity, but there is no clear resolution of the Darling-Montague debate.... The editor in fact places more emphasis on the influence of the Pearl Harbor experience combined with the rise of a Soviet threat during the birth of modern American intelligence."


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Ed., Scott A. Koch. CIA Cold War Records: Selected Estimates on the Soviet Union, 1950-1959. Washington, DC: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 1993.

MacPherson, I&NS 11.2: There are 27 documents assembled here, culled from a larger collection still to be declassified. The reviewer concludes that "it can be inferred from the trends evident in these documents that BNE [Board of National Estimates] assembled its estimates without pandering to policymakers' preconceptions."


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Ed., Mary S. McAuliffe. CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 1992. [Available at: http://www.allworldwars.com/Cuban-Missile-Crisis-CIA-Documents.html]

Clark comment: This compilation of documents comes from the declassification process managed by the CIA's Historical Review Group. According to Surveillant 3.1, the editor/compiler, Dr. Mary S. McAuliffe, "recently completed an internal study of John A. McCone's tenure as DCI [not yet available to the public], and is the author of Crisis on the Left: Cold War Politics and American Liberals, 1947-1954" (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 1978).

FILS 11.6 says this collection is "unique and provides ... invaluable information." For Lowenthal, the documents give "a good feel for the role played by intelligence in this crisis and [how] senior policy and intelligence officials interacted." Additional documents on the 1962 crisis have been published in Chang and Kornbluh, eds., The Cuban Missile Crisis (1992).


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Public Affairs Staff. CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public. Washington, DC: 1992-forward.


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/clandestine-services-histories-of-civil-air-transport/index.html.

"[T]hese excerpts from the CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport were written by Alfred T. Cox[,]... President of CAT after its acquisition by the CIA. He guided the covert and commercial operations.... There are two related collections:  Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America and the CIA and Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond."

[CA/Asia/CAT & Air America]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Press Release. "CIA Releases Roughly 2,500 Declassified President’s Daily Briefs." 16 Sep. 2015. [https://www.cia.gov/news-information/press-releases-statements/2015-press-releases-statements/cia-releases-declassified-presidents-daily-briefs.html]

On 16 September 2015, CIA released "roughly 2,500 previously classified President's Daily Briefs (PDB) from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations at a public symposium at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX, entitled The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. The declassified documents are posted at http://www.foia.cia.gov along with a 40-page color booklet describing the documents and the PDB process during this period."

[CIA/10s/15; RefMats]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA Support to the US Military During the Persian Gulf War. Washington, DC: 16 Jun. 1997. [https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/gulfwar/061997/support.htm]

[CIA/90s/90-92; MI/Ops/90s/Storm]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/building-of-the-berlin-wall/index.html.

"[T]his collection covers the period of 1945 to the end of 1961. The ... documents, videos, and photographs show Berlin's journey from a battered post war region occupied by the Allies to a city literally divided.... This is a joint project with the National Archives and Records Administration-National Declassification Center and more materials can be found on the NARA website."

[GenPostwar/40s/Gen, 50s/Gen, & 60s/Gen]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence. A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes: Volume I (Notes 1-10). Washington, DC: Feb. 1997.

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[Analysis/T&M; CIA/C&C/DI][c]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Public Affairs Staff. A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence. Washington, DC: 1993. Updated, 2d ed. 1996.

Surveillant 4.2 calls the updated edition "a first-rate introduction to the 13 executive branch agencies and organizations comprising the Intelligence Community."


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Mathtech. Office of Research and Development. Covert Rearmament in Germany, 1919-1939: Deception and Misperception. Washington, DC: March 1979.

Constantinides: "Based on overt material, the study provides some valuable insights, lists a number of lessons, and makes a start in exploring an important subject." It does not, however, answer the question as to "whether deception or misperception (or self-deception) was the more important ingredient in Allied policy toward covert German evasions."


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The Creation of the Intelligence Community: Founding Documents, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/creation-of-ic-founding-documents/index.html.

"These previously declassified and released documents present the thoughtful albeit tortuous and contentious creation of CIA, culminating in the National Security Act of 1947."

[CIA/40s; RefMats/Guides/Documents]

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence. Cuba: Handbook of Trade Statistics, 1995. Washington, DC: November 1995.


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