New Historical Collection on CIA.gov: CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces
CIA.gov 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 createdand 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.
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