What the CIA Tells Congress (Or Doesn’t) about Covert Operations:The Barr/Cheney/Bush Turning Point for CIA Notifications to the Senate

7 February 2019 — National Security Archive

William P. Barr Defended Expanded Presidential Authority and Limiting Notification of Congress about Certain Covert Operations during Iran-Contra Affair

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 659

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A New Phase in the Great Game: U.S., Soviets, India, Pakistan vied to shape a new Afghanistan in late 1980s

1 February 2019 — National Security Archive

U.S. Ambassadors Dean and Raphel warned Washington unconditional support to Pakistan and fundamentalist factions of mujahedin was destabilizing the region

Reagan administration supported India’s active role in connection with Soviet withdrawal, but changed position when Delhi tried to keep extreme fundamentalists from coming to power

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program was major Indian concern in connection with U.S. aid to Islamabad; New Delhi and Washington consulted closely on arms control, cables show
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NATO’s Original Purpose: Double Containment of the Soviet Union and “Resurgent” Germany

11 December 2018 — National Security Archive

French Told U.S. that West Germany Could Join NATO as Long as There Was “No Independent Wehrmacht”

State Department Intelligence Saw NATO as a “Place” to Help West Germany “Satisfy its Reasonable Aspirations and Contain any Potential Unreasonable Ones”

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 652

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NSA: Tommy Thompson The Kremlinologist

November 19 2018 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 648

Washington D.C., November 19, 2018 – Today, the National Security Archive is publishing a set of documents to commemorate the life and achievements of long-time diplomat and presidential adviser Llewellyn Thompson and highlight the publication of a biography of him written by his daughters, Jenny Thompson and Sherry Thompson, The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow (Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs, 2018).  The posting includes never-before-published translations of Russian memcons with Khrushchev and Thompson’s cables from Moscow.

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The Clinton-Yeltsin Relationship in Their Own Words

2 October 2018 — National Security Archive

Clinton Presidential Library Releases Memcons and Telcons of the 1990s

“We’ll build the partnership on the basis of our friendship, yours and mine, and we’ll do so for the sake of world peace”

“I understand your point Bill, and I will act as you suggest I should, especially since this is part of past practice established between you and me, and it has never failed us in the past” (Yeltsin to Clinton, September 12, 1998)

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 640

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