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Declassified Documents - Fiscal Year 2012

 

This selection of documents was declassified 10/1/11 - 9/30/12 and includes materials declassified in part as well as those declassified in their entirety.

Defense MattersDoctrinal ProgramsEuropeIntelligence MattersNuclear Matters
NSC 5412ReconnaissanceMiddle EastCultural ProgramsDominican Republic
TurkeyLatin America

 

Defense Matters

Intelligence report re activities on Island of Mallorca/Majorca, April 20, 1943 [Dwight D. Eisenhower Library’s Collection of 20th Century Military Records, Box 26, Central Interpretation Unit]

Memo for Secretary of State re establishment of air force base in Norway, March 3, 1953 [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diary Series, Box 3, DDE Diary Dec. 1952-July 1953 (3)]

A Report to the NSC by Task Force “C” of Project Solarium on a Course of Action which the U.S. Might Presently or in the Future Undertake with Respect to the Soviet Power Bloc – Alternative C, July 16, 1953 (the majority of this report has been declassified and a copy can be obtained from the Library staff) [Office of the Special Assistant for Nat’l Security Affairs, NSC Series, Subject Subseries, Box 9, Project Solarium Task Force C (1)] (Due to size of report please contact Library staff for a copy)

Operations Plan, CINCPACFLT Op Plan plus Annex Able Atomic Operations, January 1955 (additional portions released) [DDE’s Papers as President, International Series, Box 10, Formosa Area US Mil Ops – Messages, Directives, etc. (non-presidential) (3)]

Memcon re Meeting of April 26 with Disarmament Advisors (Dulles, Gruenther, Lovett, McCloy, Smith, Wadsworth, Farley, Strauss, Quarles, Killian), April 28, 1958 [DDE’s Papers as President, Dulles-Herter Series, Box 10, Dulles John Foster April 1958 (1)]

Memo of conference re Operation Alert, presidential succession and government leaks, May 26, 1955 [DDE's Papers as President, Ann Whitman Diary Series, ACW Diary May 1955 (1)]

Report on the Accomplishments of the Military Assistance Program, the Interrelationships and Effects of Military and Economic Assistance, and Problems Encountered and Lessons Learned, January 15, 1959 [Joseph Dodge Papers, Box 3, President's Committee to Study the Military Assistance Program Information for Members Jan. 28-30, 1959]

Report on Military Aid Programs and the "Militaristic Image of the United States," no date [Joseph Dodge Papers, Box 3, President's Committee to Study the Military Assistance Program Information for Members Jan. 28-30, 1959]

Data on Division of British Indian Military Forces at the Time of Partition, March 19, 1959 [US President’s Committee to Study the US Military Assistance Program (Draper Committee), Box 17, Category V – Central Files (Military Assistance) Mar-Apr 1959 (3)]

Memo from Robert Knight to Andrew Goodpaster re designation of command positions and geographic divisions for establishment of Command Sectors in Continental Air Defense of Canada and U.S., and map of air defense boundaries, January 13, 1960 [Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary, Subject Series, DoD Subseries, Box 2, Dept. of Defense, Vol. IV (1)]

Discussion brief re the state of readiness of planning for intelligence activities to be conducted in time of war and a realistic war-gaming of such planning, March 10, 1960 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 4, 1960 Meetings with President Volume I (5)]

Memo of meeting with the president, October 26, 1960 [Office of the Special Asst. for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 5, 1960 Meetings with the President Volume II (4)]

“Summary Evaluation of Our Actual and Potential Capabilities to Fulfill Current Military Commitments and Basic Objectives as Outlined in NSC 5906/1,” December 1, 1960 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 5, Meetings with President Volume 2 (2)]

Statement of the US Permanent Representative to NATO on Defense Matters, May 26, 1961 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 113, US Rep. NATO (1)]

Memo of meeting with the president re the launch of the first SAMOS satellite and public reaction, September 30, 1960 [Office of the Special Asst for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 5, 1960 Meetings with President Volume 2 (5)]

Draft OCB Minutes re the launch of the first SAMOS satellite and public reaction, no date [Office of the Special Asst for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 5, 1960 Meetings with President Volume 2 (5)]

Message from General Norstad to Paul Nitze and General Lemnitzer re Live Oak and NATO, August 19, 1961 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 96, Asst. Sec. of Defense/ISA (2)]

Message from US CINCEUR Paris to JCS re U.S. Army personnel strengths in Europe, May 14, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 91, US Support of NATO 1962 (2)]

Message from General Norstad to General Lemnitzer re replacement of German Air Force Chief of Staff, June 29, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 103, JCS Nov 1961-Dec 1962 Vol. II (2)]

Memo from General Jacquot to Dr. Speidel re plans in Central Europe, October 29, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 95, AFCENT (1)]

Doctrinal Programs

Revised draft of Annex B to the U.S. Doctrinal Program, PSB D-33, June 29, 1953 (additional portions released) [C.D. Jackson Records, Box 1, PSB-Doctrinal Warfare PSB D-33]

Europe

MFR re Soviet Withdrawal of Troops from Germany, March 12, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 17, PSB 091.715 Troops Passing Through or Stationed in Foreign Countries]

Memo from Charles Norberg to Mallory Browne re withdrawal of Soviet occupation troops from Europe, February 24, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 17, PSB 091.715 Troops Passing Through or Stationed in Foreign Countries]

Memo from John Anspacher for Mallory Browne re Notes on PSB D-21 Coordination, June 12, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 12, PSB 091 Germany (6)]

Memo from John Anspacher for Charles Norberg re Progress Report D-21, June 16, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 12, PSB 091 Germany (6)]

Memo from John Anspacher for Mallory Browne re PSB Progress Report to the NSC D-21 and D-21/2, June 16, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 12, PSB 091 Germany (6)]

Memo from John Anspacher to George Morgan re Working Group-Berlin, June 17, 1953 [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 12, PSB 091 Germany (6)]

Report on Implementation of PSB D-21 Psychological Warfare Program Part C, no date [National Security Council Staff Papers, PSB Central Files, Box 12, PSB 091 Germany (6)]

Message re German views re new Infrastructure Cost-Sharing Agreements, February 29, 1960 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Infrastructure]

Message re “Logistics in Peace and War,” March 29, 1960 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (3)]

Letter from Frank Southard to Secretary Anderson re the London Gold Market, October 24, 1960 [Robert B. Anderson Papers, Box 91, Transition Material (2)]

Telegram re Working Group on Logistics in Peace and War, December 1, 1960 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (3)]

Telegram re French-German Logistics Cooperation, June 9, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (1)]

Airgram re U.S./FRG Wartime Logistics Support Agreement, June 14, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (1)]

Airgram re French-German Logistics Cooperation, July 18, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (1)]

Message re French-German Logistics Cooperation Agreement, July 27, 1962 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 89, Logistic Integration (1)]

Intelligence Matters

CIA report to estimate the probable consequences of the death of Stalin and of the elevation of Malenkov, March 10, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, NSC Registry Series, Box 4, Special Estimates 5-15 (4)]

CIA report to estimate the significance of current Communist “peace” tactics, April 16, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, NSC Registry Series, Box 4, Special Estimates 5-15 (4)]

Letter from Gordon Gray to Secretary of Defense McElroy re various intelligence matters, January 22, 1959 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Chronological Subseries, Box 6, January 1959]

Synopsis of Intelligence Material reported to the President re Soviet Long Range Air Force Training and the Caribbean, June 16, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 14, Intelligence Briefing Notes (Sensitive) (4)]

Synopsis of Intelligence Material reported to the President re Taiwan Strait Situation, Latin America and Afghanistan, July 6, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 14, Intelligence Briefing Notes (Sensitive) (4)]

Synopsis of Intelligence Material reported to the President re Ghana and Taiwan Strait Situation, July 10, 1959 [Office of the Staff Secretary, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 14, Intelligence Briefing Notes (Sensitive) (4)]

Seventh Report to the President by the President's Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities, October 14, 1960 [Office of the Special Asst. for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 5, 1960 Meetings with the President Volume II (4)]

Letter from Richard Bissell to Dr. William Wawro re "Aspects of the Intelligence Community's Organizations and Operations," October 3, 1977 [Richard Bissell Papers, Correspondence Series, Reading File Subseries, Box 11, Reading File January-December 1977 (2)]

Nuclear Matters

Appendix B, Hans A. Bethe, Detection of High Altitude Tests, no date [National Security Council Staff Records, Executive Secretary’s Subject File Series, Box 7, #38 Feasibility of Cessation Nuclear Testing (2)]

Appendix C, Harold Brown and Hans A. Bethe, Concealment and Detection of Nuclear Tests Underground, no date [National Security Council Staff Records, Executive Secretary’s Subject File Series, Box 7, #38 Feasibility of Cessation Nuclear Testing (2)]

Appendix D, Present and Future US Nuclear Warhead Developments, no date [National Security Council Staff Records, Executive Secretary’s Subject File Series, Box 7, #38 Feasibility of Cessation Nuclear Testing (2)]

Meeting of Principals on Test Suspension Policies, June 18, 1959 (additional portions released) [John A. McCone Papers, Box 6, Testing File #1 Eyes Only (1)]

Memo of conference with president re nuclear testing and weapons policies, and exchange of nuclear information, September 24, 1959 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 4, 1959 Meetings with President June-December (3)]

Second Report of Working Group to Committee of Principals on Preparations for Resumption of Nuclear Test Negotiations, September 12, 1960 [John McCone Papers, Box 4, Res & D 1-2 August 1960-December 1960 (1)]

Memo for John McCone re report of test cessation working group following meetings with UK staff, September 13, 1960 [John McCone Papers, Box 4, Res & D 1-2 August 1960-December 1960 (1)]

Memo for John McCone re test cessation negotiations, September 30, 1960 [John McCone Papers, Box 4, Res & D 1-2 August 1960-December 1960 (1)]

Council Discussions on NATO Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, April 25, 1961 [Lauris Norstad Papers, Box 110, Secretary-General NATO (8)]

Notes re nuclear matters, January 1980, 30 pages [Gerard Smith Papers, Box 55, Notes Jan-Feb 1980 (2)] [For information on additional releases in the Gerard Smith Papers re nuclear matters please contact Library staff at eisenhower.library@nara.gov]

NSC 5412 Group

Memo of meeting with the president re 5412 matters (Tibet), November 30, 1959 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 4, Meetings with President June-December 1959 (1)]

Memo of meeting with the president re 5412 matters (Tibet and Cuba), March 12, 1960 [Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Special Assistant Series, Presidential Subseries, Box 4, 1960 Meetings with President Volume I (5)]

Reconnaissance

MFR of meeting with Secretary Dulles, Secretary Quarles, Allen Dulles, Dr. Killian and president re balloon reconnaissance operations, June 25, 1958 [Office of the Staff Secretary Records, Subject Series, Alphabetical Subseries, Box 14, Intelligence Matters (5)]

Letter from Anthony Eden to president re proposed Air Force operations, August 19, 1955 [DDE’s Papers as President, International Series, Box 21, Eden 4/6/55-12/31/55 (2)]

Middle East

Despatch from American Embassy-Tehran to State Dept. re Iranian Government reforms, March 10, 1954 [NSC Staff Papers, OCB Central Files, Box 42, OCB 091 Iran (File #1) (5)]

Memo re Policy Toward Iran – Cooperation with Turkey and Pakistan, September 18, 1958 [National Security Council Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 66, Iran (9)]

Operations Coordinating Board Report on Iran (NSC 5703/1), October 8, 1958 [National Security Council Staff Papers, Disaster File, Box 66, Iran (9)]

Memo of conversation between William R. Polk and President Nasser of Egypt re problems in the Middle East, November 20, 1968 [Robert Anderson Papers, Box 158, Standard Oil of Indiana (1)]

Memo of conversation between William R. Polk and the Shah of Iran re problems in the Middle East, December 1, 1968 [Robert Anderson Papers, Box 158, Standard Oil of Indiana (1)]

Memo of conversation between William R. Polk and President Cevdet of Turkey re problems in the Middle East, December 2, 1968 [Robert Anderson Papers, Box 158, Standard Oil of Indiana (1)]

Cultural Programs

State Department memo for Psychological Strategy Board re New York City Center Ballet Tour of Europe and Offer to Appear in Moscow, July 27, 1953 [NSC Staff Papers, NSC Registry Series, Box 14, PSB Documents Master Book Vol. I (1)]

Memo of conversation between Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Branch and Defense Representative on OCB Cultural Committee re USSR and 1956 Olympics, November 3, 1955 [Edward Lilly Papers, Box 54, OCB Historical 1955]

Dominican Republic

Memo of conference with the president re situation with Trujillo regime in Dominican Republic, March 25, 1960 (additional portions released) [DDE’s Papers as President, DDE Diaries, Box 48, Staff Notes March 1960 (1)]

Turkey

Report on the Mutual Security Program in Turkey, July 1957 (43 pages, to obtain a document copy please contact Library Staff) [National Security Council Staff Papers, NSC Registry Series, Box 12, Mutual Security Program in Turkey]

Latin America

Summary of meeting re The Alliance for Progress, January 25 and 28, 1963 [Robert Anderson Papers, Box 233, Committee to Strengthen the Security of the Free World Feb. 1-15, 1963 (1)]

Partial Chronology of Developments in Cuba and the Dominican Republic April 20-May 4, May 4, 1960 [National Security Council Staff Papers, Special Staff File, Box 5, Latin America (1)]