Resources

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.

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.

Learn about the Agency, the field of intelligence, and the world.

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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Featured Publications

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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Spy Kids

Parents and educators: check out our games, stories, and tales of spy dogs, just for kids! We have lesson plans too.

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CIA Maps

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

Reports

Information on CIA procedures, policies, and actions.

World Leaders

World leaders and cabinet members of foreign governments.

War on Terrorism

Files Recovered in Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound