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US, UK, had secret plan to bomb Middle East oil facilities if Soviets invaded

Recently uncovered documents shed further light on an ultra-secret plan, devised by the British and American governments, to destroy oil facilities in the Middle East in the event the region was invaded by Soviet troops. 394 more words

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India was in a position to develop nuclear weapons as early as in 1964: US intelligence report

A recently declassified US State department intelligence report has revealed that India was in a position to develop nuclear weapons as early as 1964. The report dated May 14, 1964 released on Wednesday by the National Security Archive and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project said that political environment in India during that time for undertaking nuclear weapons development was more favourable. 181 more words

Were Pakistani spies behind 2009 attack that killed seven CIA employees?

Two recently declassified United States government documents suggest that Pakistani intelligence officers may have been behind a suicide attack that killed seven employees of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan. 369 more words

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Look Who Gets A Straight Answer Out Of Donald Rumsfeld

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Below¬†is Stephen Colbert’s interview with¬†former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The main feature in this interview is the declassified memo ( 66 more words

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Declassified US nuclear target list shows reckless disposition toward nuclear annihilation

The U.S. National Security Archive[1] recently released a declassified report on the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956. 913 more words

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Warning - Political Post Imminent!

I promise not to talk too much about politics on this blog, as I know this is a great way to immediately stir up controversy. I don’t want to do that; I deeply dislike controversy. 424 more words

Soviets had a computer program to help it decide when to launch a nuclear war. It nearly happened in 1983

This week, the National Security Archive at George Washington University published a newly declassified 1990 U.S. intelligence-community study that revealed terrifying details about the 1983 U.S.-Soviet war scare. 968 more words