14 September 2018
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) today released the second of six sets of declassified daily intelligence reports President Harry Truman received from CIA and its predecessor organization, the Central Intelligence Group, between 1946 and 1951. Known then as the Daily Summary, the product continues now as the President’s Daily Brief.
Today’s release, available here, includes 245 Daily Summary reports from 11 March to 31 December 1946. The material initially focuses on U.S. efforts to stabilize Europe and East Asia after World War II and broadens to address leadership struggles worldwide and communist expansionism.
The next mid-monthly installment of “The Daily Summary: Informing President Truman” will be available this October with a subsequent release each month through January 2019. The entire collection totals more than 3,000 pages and includes intelligence President Truman received regarding topics spanning the Berlin Airlift, the Chinese Revolution, and the Korean War.
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