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Read the CIA’s SECRET briefing on the 1975 Oktoberfest

Read the CIA’s SECRET briefing on the 1975 Oktoberfest

An October 17, 1975 edition of the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Staff Notes” publication, formerly classified SECRET, offered regional specialists with the latest intelligence from Western Europe. While some of the topics covered warrant the hush-hush nature of the classification, some secrecy, like that around an attendance briefing at the 1975 Munich Oktoberfest, is less convincing.

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Recently declassified records outline the psychological warfare aspect of D-Day

Recently declassified records outline the psychological warfare aspect of D-Day

Formerly TOP SECRET records in Central Intelligence Agency’s archives, only declassified in 2013, outline the Office of Strategic Services plan to wage psychological warfare against Nazi Germany ahead of the D-Day invasion.

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FBI file documents the fall of would-be American Führer, Fritz Kuhn

FBI file documents the fall of would-be American Führer, Fritz Kuhn

After going to prison for embezzling a paltry sum from the German-American Bund, the would-be Führer Fritz Kuhn came up with a plot to con his way into a shorter sentence - only to have it fell apart because his supposed patsy turned him into the FBI.

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Funny papers, please: a sampling of comic strips in the CIA's archives

Funny papers, please: a sampling of comic strips in the CIA’s archives

A unexpected fringe benefit of the CIA’s release of its declassified archive is the treasure trove of comic strips - mostly concerning the Agency’s activities - contained therein.

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