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August 10, 2012 - Today's update:

  • Featured Story - World Factbook Snapshot of Global Youth Challenges.
  • Publication - Posted new historical collection publication An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a Secret Spy Satellite Capsule from 16,400 Feet below the Pacific Ocean with accompanying photos on CIA Flickr stream [external link disclaimer].
  • Publication - Posted Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 56, no. 2.
  • World Leaders - Posted Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments with updated entries for Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Burma; Cameroon; Canada; Chad; Cyprus; Egypt; India; Iraq; Italy; Jamaica; Latvia; Madagascar; Malta; Namibia; Netherlands; Poland; Serbia; Singapore; South Sudan; Spain; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uganda; and Zambia. Changes reflect updates in leadership, positions, or the spelling of officials’ names in the country listings during the period August 1 - 6, 2012.
  • The World Factbook - Exactly 50 years ago - in August 1962 - the Agency dubbed its annual National Intelligence Survey summary Factbook. The first unclassified version came out nine years later (June 1971), and it acquired the name of The World Factbook in 1981. Annual printing of the Factbook continues, albeit in far smaller quantities than originally; its online presence - begun June 1997 - continues to grow with some 3 million visitors monthly.

Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:04 AM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2012 12:25 PM