Unearthing CREST: CIA's Declassified Archives

After our three-year lawsuit led to the public release of 13 million pages of declassified CIA records, we've begun a daily-deep dive into the depths of the Agency's seven-decade history.

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Background

Our three year saga to release 13 million pages of CIA secrets

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Help build a comprehensive timeline of CIA’s history

CIA World Tour: What has the Agency done in your country?

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The ultimate guide to searching CIA’s declassified archives

How to use exemption codes to find the most interesting documents hidden in the CIA archives

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What we talk about when we talk about █████: Secrecy, overclassification, and the CIA’s hidden history

What we talk about when we talk about █████: Secrecy, overclassification, and the CIA’s hidden history

In 1978, the director of the CIA warned that excessive, impulsive secrecy was a danger — not only to the public’s right to know, but to the agency’s ability to keep the important secrets. 40 years later, that lesson still needs repeating.

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The former FBI agent’s guide to living it up in New Orleans

The former FBI agent’s guide to living it up in New Orleans

Heading to New Orleans for #ONA2019 and not sure what to wear in Louisiana in the fall? Well, you’re in luck. The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had their annual conference in NOLA in 1972, and their official publication, “The Grapevine,” has you covered. Literally.

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Cooking with FOIA: The declassified ham sandwiches of the CIA archives

Cooking with FOIA: The declassified ham sandwiches of the CIA archives

There’s a running joke on both sides of the transparency community that the standards for secrecy are so absurd that “you could easily classify a ham sandwich.” And nowhere does that dictum ring more true than in regards to the Central Intelligence Agency, which has, on multiple occasions, classified ham sandwiches.

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