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New Historical Collection on CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces has posted new multi-media materials about the role of clandestine reporting in CIA’s analysis of the Warsaw Pact from 1955 to 1985.

This historical collection covers the contributions of clandestine sources Col. Ryszard Kuklinski, Lt. Col. Pyotr Popov and Col. Oleg Penkovskiy, as well as covert technical operations. It includes photos, maps, videos, essays, declassified documents and a document catalog. Historians, students of Cold War history and teachers will find these resources valuable.

The collection, CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting, is the result of more than six years of archival research by the Agency’s Historical Collections Division (HCD). Editors Joan Bird and John Bird are former CIA analysts.

HCD has created a catalog of documents and summaries to accompany this historical collection. The catalog includes more than 1,000 declassified CIA clandestine reports and finished intelligence publications and provides contextual information to help readers interpret the collection’s primary sources.

Browse the collection

On the Historical Collections page, you can download pdf files of the booklet and catalog. You can also view the collection’s photos on CIA's Flickr stream and its videos on the CIA YouTube channel [external link disclaimer].

To receive a printed copy of CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces with an interactive DVD, use our comment form to send us your name and mailing address. Be sure to include the title CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2012 08:29 AM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2013 01:03 PM