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CIA Posts 930K Declassified Documents Online

The CIA has released approximately 930,000 declassified documents with a total of 12 million pages on the agency’s website as part of efforts to make such records accessible to the public.

All documents are available through CIA’s Electronic Reading Room and includes records on the early CIA history, Cold War, Vietnam, Berlin Tunnel project, Korean War, U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, terrorism and global military and economic issues, CIA said Tuesday.

The Electronic Reading Room features a full-text search function for declassified records that have been regularly published to the CIA Records Search Tool system since 1999.

Prior to the upload, CREST files were only available in person at the National Archives Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

CREST also contains collections of foreign translations, scientific abstracts, ground photo descriptions, STAR GATE remote viewing program files, Henry Kissinger Library of Congress files and other miscellaneous CIA records.

Executive Order 13526 requires agencies to declassify 25-year-old records that are added to the CREST collection after the CIA’s review.

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