National Security Archive

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents (“the world’s largest nongovernmental collection” according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.

Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: “Give Maggie enough to carry on…”

Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: “Give Maggie enough to carry on…”

New U.S. Documents Show Washington Sided with British in Early April 1982 While Publicly Declaring Neutrality.…

The Pursuit of Justice in Guatemala

The Pursuit of Justice in Guatemala

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the coup that propelled General Efraín Ríos Montt to power and launched the most violent period of the 36-year internal armed conflict in Guatemala.…

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

False Warnings of Soviet Missile Attacks during 1979-80 Led to Alert Actions for U.S. Strategic Forces.…

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