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The National Security Agency Releases Over 50,000 Pages of Declassified Documents

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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For those who are curious about a variety of topics from our history, from the perspective of our most secretive spy agency, and enjoy research on same, here's an eye opener of a Press Release with an incredible number of documents involved:


NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755-6000
NSA PRESS RELEASE
8 June 2011
For further information contact:
NSA Public and Media Affairs, 301-688-6524




The National Security Agency Releases Over 50,000 Pages of Declassified Documents

The National Security Agency (NSA) announces today that it has declassified and released to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) over 50,000 pages of historic records. These records cover a time-frame from before World War I through the 1960s.

This release of documents is the first in a series of releases planned over the next two years as part of NSA/CSS’s commitment to meeting the requirements outlined in the President’s 21 January 2009 Memorandum on Openness and Transparency in Government (Executive Order 13526).

Highlights of this release include:

Manuals, charts, and other documents on the development of early computer systems at NSA/CSS, including the HARVEST. This innovative system was developed with IBM and was in use from 1962 to 1976;

Early publications on cryptography, including Cryptology: Instruction Book on the Art of Secret Writing from 1809;

Documents from World War II, including previously unreleased German documents from the Target Intelligence Committee (TICOM).

The released documents will be maintained by NARA and available for review at the National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland. A list of the documents is available on NSA’s Declassification and Transparency Webpage.

Since the records were physically transferred to NARA, NSA is no longer the custodian and does not maintain copies of the records for release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Information about conducting research at NARA is available on the National Archives Website.


Documents released include the following:


To select a subject index, click on the subject title below:

History Today Articles

NSA Newsletters

Communicators

UKUSA Signals Intelligence Agreement Documents

European Axis Signal Intelligence in World War II

Cryptologic Almanac 50th Anniversary Series

NSA Technical Journal Articles

Military Cryptanalysis

Military Cryptanalysis

Cryptologic Histories

Gulf of Tonkin

U.S.S. Liberty

VENONA

Korean War

Cuban Missile Crisis

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)

John F. Kennedy Assassination

Truman Memorandum, Oct, 24, 1952

Cryptologic Quarterly Articles

Cryptologic Spectrum Articles

Communication Intelligence Board

Oral History Interviews

C130 Shootdown




Under the provisions of Executive Order 13526, (Classified National Security Information), dated 29 December 2009, NSA reviews for declassification all permanently classified documents 25 years or older.

An index of 4,923 entries containing approximately 1.3 million pages of previously declassified documents, which have been released to NARA is provided. The documents are from the pre-World War I period through the end of World War II.

An index of entries containing over 50,000 pages of declassified documents which have been released to NARA in April 2011 is provided. These documents cover a time frame from before World War I though the 1960s.


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Looking forward to reading some of the UFO data myself as a start.


From that section:


UFO Documents Index
The documents listed on this page were located in response to the numerous requests received by NSA on the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO). In 1980, NSA was involved in Civil Action No. 80-1562, "Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy v. National Security Agency". Documents related to that ligitation are marked with "*". "XXXXX" has been inserted in a title if a portion of the title has been deleted prior to release. To select a document click on the document title, and wait for the PDF version to be downloaded to your local viewer. Approximate file sizes are given after each selection for user convenience.








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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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lol I wonder how many will be wiped out with a black marker this time.

free space, over 1 terabyte, bring it on.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Yep lots of redacting going on. That's ok. I like reading between the lines; kind of like a puzzle..... a really hard puzzle to figure out......



From one part in the UFO section


2.* Communications Intelligence (COMINT) reports [broken into sizable parts for viewing]
PART A

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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No 9/11 was an inside job section, but Bush, Cheney and Israel are't dead...yet.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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NSA Documents released yesterday are 25 years or older:

From the OP:


Under the provisions of Executive Order 13526, (Classified National Security Information), dated 29 December 2009, NSA reviews for declassification all permanently classified documents 25 years or older.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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More like 35,000, half of it's gonna be redacted. And nothings gonna be good, anything interesting or that affects us will be released in a good 100 years or so, and even that's gonna be redacted.
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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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You never know for sure unless you do some research. There may be a gem or two
among the crumbs....




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