Assassination Attempt: President George W. Bush – May 10, 2005

Assassination Attempt: President George W. Bush – May 10, 2005

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Assassination Attempt: President George W. Bush – May 10, 2005
Background On 10 May 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian waited for United States President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to speak. When Bush began speaking, he threw a Soviet-made RGD-5 hand grenade, wrapped in a red plaid handkerchief, toward the podium where Bush stood as he addressed the crowd. The grenade landed 18.6 metres […]
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South Africa’s New President: ‘We Will Seize White Land’

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South Africa’s New President: ‘We Will Seize White Land’
South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa—widely being hailed as that country’s new savior—has vowed to implement a policy of confiscating white farmland without compensation and handing it over to blacks—even though he has admitted that land already given to black famers is “derelict.” According to reports in the South African media, Ramaphosa said that the […]
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National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan, June 2018

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National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan, June 2018
Background The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan (Strategy and Action Plan) will improve our Nation’s preparedness to address the hazard of near-Earth object (NEO) impacts over the next 10 years. Its primary role is to help organize and coordinate NEO-related efforts within Federal Departments and Agencies (agencies), with a particular focus on […]
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Sue the Dinosaur and the Story that Shook Archaeology

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Sue the Dinosaur and the Story that Shook Archaeology
Background For a quick synopsis, I’d like to reference the Wikipedia article on Sue the Dinosaur, which breaks down some background: “Sue” is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found at over 90% recovered by bulk. It was discovered in August of 1990, […]
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FBI Files: Civil Rights

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FBI Files: Civil Rights
Background Movements for civil rights were a worldwide series of political movements for equality before the law that peaked in the 1960s. In many situations it took the form of campaigns of civil resistance aimed at achieving change through nonviolent forms of resistance. In some situations it was accompanied, or followed, by civil unrest and […]
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The Jonathan Jay Pollard Espionage Case: A Damage Assessment – 30 October 1987

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The Jonathan Jay Pollard Espionage Case: A Damage Assessment – 30 October 1987
Background According to this document: “This study, undertaken by the Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee (DDAC) at the direction of the Director of Central Intelligence, is one of two assessments of damage undertaken as a result of Jonathan Pollard’s espionage on behalf of Israel during 1984-1985, which are being issued almost simultaneously.” Back in […]
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FBI Files: Celebrities

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FBI Files: Celebrities
The following is a list of FBI files on different celebrities.  Declassified Celebrity FBI Files Abbott, Bud – Bud Abbott was a part of the Abbott and Costello comedy team. They made movies and performed on television. This release is references on Abbott only. It contains correspondence between Abbott and Director Hoover, Espionage and Interstate […]
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FBI Files: Journalists and their Periodicals

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FBI Files: Journalists and their Periodicals
Background Journalists and their periodicals have long been watched by the FBI. Here is a list of prominent journalists and different publications that have their own file folder within the FBI.  Declassified Journalist FBI Files  Anderson, Jack – [1,518 Pages, 130 MB] – FBI’s “The Vault” Release  Anderson, Jack – [1,131 Pages, 86.7 MB] – FBI Release #2 resulting from […]
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Projects CHAOS / MERRIMAC / RESISTANCE

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Projects CHAOS / MERRIMAC / RESISTANCE
Background Operation CHAOS or Operation MHCHAOS was the code name for a domestic espionage project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency. A department within the CIA was established in 1967 on orders from President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and later expanded under President Richard Nixon. The operation was launched under Director of […]
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation Classified Document Inventory, Released 2016

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation Classified Document Inventory, Released 2016
Background The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets. Established in 1971, OPIC provides businesses with the tools to manage the risks associated with foreign direct investment, fosters economic development in emerging market countries, and advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. […]
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Doing Business Smarter: A Proposal for Consolidating NSA’s Analysis and Reporting of Foreign Space borne Reconnaissance,1994

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Doing Business Smarter: A Proposal for Consolidating NSA’s Analysis and Reporting of Foreign Space borne Reconnaissance,1994
Background The following document was published in the Cryptologic Quarterly, Summer 1994, Volume 13, Issue No. 2. When it was first released, it was heavily redacted, and has remained released in that form since 2010. So, in October of 2016, I requested a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) of the record. It took until the end of […]
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