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Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence: Digital National Security Archive Collections

This guide to research resources that support the study of intelligence and counter-intelligence in international affairs.

Digital National Security Archives

Digital National Security Archive

The Digital National Security Archive contains more than thirty full-text and fully searchable collections consisting of over 80,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 500,000 total pages. Each of these collections exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II through the 21st century. The collections currently available are:

  • Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973–1990
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1962
  • China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960–1998
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, from Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War
  • Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Operations, and Genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954–1999
  • El Salvador: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1984
  • El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980–1994
  • The History of the National Security Agency: 1945 to PresentIran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1980
  • The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scanda
  • Iraq-gate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and th Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1960–1976
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part II, 1977–1992
  • Kissinger Telephone Conversations: A verbatim record of U.S. diplomacy, 1969-197
  • Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977
  • Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978–1990
  • Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000
  • The Philippines: U.S. Policy during the Marcos Years, 1965–1986
  • Presidential Directives on National Security from Harry Truman to William Clinton (Part I)
  • Presidential Directives on National Security from Harry Truman to George W. Bush (Part II)
  • South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962–1989
  • The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947–1991
  • U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, 1947–1996
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community, 1947–1989
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community after 9/11
  • U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction: From World War II to Iraq
  • U.S. Military Uses of Space, 1945–1991
  • U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955–1968
  • U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
  • Terrorism and U.S .Policy, 1968–2002
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I: 1954–1968
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II: 1969–1975