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The Soviet Battlefield Development Plan

By Clay Katsky

On November 1, 1982, an executive summary of The Soviet Battlefield Development Plan (SBDP) was published as a secret report for military officers. 1,140 more words

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Henry Kissinger Jokes About Making a Pawn of Bobby Fischer

Chess was always an apt metaphor for the Cold War, and the significance of Bobby Fischer beating Soviet Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship –ending 24 years of Soviet domination of the event, has been… 507 more words

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Document Friday: CENTCOM's Powerpoint about "Green on Blue" Attacks.

This was also posted on ForeignPolicy.com

According to the Pentagon’s December 2012 Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, “green on blue” attacks — incidents in which members of the Afghan security forces attack NATO coalition soldiers — “increased sharply” last year. 505 more words


Document Friday: Why Kissinger Thought the CIA was Blackmailing Him

By Tom Blanton

This post can also be found on ForeignPolicy.com

The CIA director was blackmailing the secretary of state; a nuclear deal with Iran was in the works; and the U.S. 1,058 more words


The CIA's Inside History of ARGO.

Also Posted at ForeignPolicy.com

In the final scenes of the “nail-biting political thriller” Argo — the true story of how the CIA safely whisked six U.S. 785 more words

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Document Friday: Requester's Own FOIA Request Letter Redacted

Here on “Unredacted” we often write about over-classification, and give pretty heinous examples of over-classification. Here is another one that might take top prize:

On December 13, 2010, I sent a request to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) regarding two specific incidents of arrests of Mexican drug cartel members. 142 more words