Gorbachev’s Response to the US Nuclear Initiative: Implications for Soviet Strategic Offensive Forces, 31 October 1991

Gorbachev’s Response to the US Nuclear Initiative: Implications for Soviet Strategic Offensive Forces, 31 October 1991

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Gorbachev’s Response to the US Nuclear Initiative: Implications for Soviet Strategic Offensive Forces, 31 October 1991
Background Document Excerpt: “In his speech of 5 October, President Gorbachev announced numerous unilateral Soviet measures relating to strategic offensive arms in response to President Bush’s unilateral initiatives. Gorbachev stated that the Soviets would unilaterally reduce their number of accountable strategic warheads to 5,000 rather than the 6,000 provided for in START. Moreover, be said they would remove 503 […]
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The Air Force’s ‘rods from god’ could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout

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The Air Force’s ‘rods from god’ could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout
The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed in or used from Earth’s orbit. What they didn’t count on was the US Air Force’s most simple weapon ever: a tungsten rod that could hit a city with the explosive power of an intercontinental ballistic missile. During […]
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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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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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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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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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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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