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We release millions of pages of documents to the public each year. These resources range from declassified publications and reports to basic references, intelligence studies, and world maps.

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President Kennedy wrote this letter to CIA Director John McCone commending the Agency for its role in the peaceful resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Notes from Our Attic: A Curator's Pocket History of the CIA

You can study history in many ways—visiting monuments reading books, finding documents, or exploring museums. In this publication, we tell the story of our Agency through a selection of artifacts collected by the CIA Museum, often called the “Best Museum You’ve Never Seen.”

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Latest Products from the Center for the Study of Intelligence

Studies in Intelligence 68, No. 2 (June 2024)
Studies in Intelligence 68, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2024)
“Nothing if Not Eventful” A Life’s Journey in CIA

Historical Document Collections

The Creation of the Intelligence Community
Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley
CIA’s Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport

The World Factbook

Information on countries around the globe, travel facts, flags, and more.

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Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room

Declassified documents and historical materials released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Prepublication Classification Review Board

Interested in publishing your work? If you’re a current or former CIA employee or contractor, you’ll need to submit your publication to the Prepublication Classification Review Board (formerly called the Publication Review Board). The Prepublication Classification Review Board reviews all publications prior to public release to protect classified information and U.S. national security.

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CIA Maps

Physiography maps, transportation maps, and more from around the globe.


Information on CIA procedures, policies, and actions.

Spy Speak Glossary

Reference on spy-related terminology

War on Terrorism

Files Recovered in Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound