Central Intelligence Agency. Cold War Origins "This collection of primary source documents discusses international relations during World War II and the years shortly after.
Project Troy: How Scientists Helped Refine Cold War Psychological Warfare
The collection contains a wide variety of documents including agreements, memorandums, meeting minutes, cables, letters, diary entries, and military reports from WWII. The documents mainly come from Russian and Bulgarian archives. Declassified documents primarily related to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Documentation on Early Cold War U. Propaganda Activities in the Middle East "The documents collected here describe an earlier program to expand and revitalize American propaganda directed at the Middle East, and the methods that were utilized, including graphic displays, manipulation of the news, books, movies, cartoons, activities directed at schools and universities, and exchange programs.
Cold War: A Brief History
End of the Cold War "This is a collection of primary source documents covering the collapse of the Soviet Union during the late s. The collection contains documents from archives in most of the former Soviet bloc countries. This collection of declassified documents and other material highlights what the CIA provided President Reagan and other top members of his national security team on key issues affecting US-Soviet relations.
The collection--made up of intelligence assessments, National Intelligence Estimates, high-level memos, and DCI talking points--consists of over documents, some 60 of which are either being made available to the public for the first time or are being re-released with new material.
To help put this material in perspective, we are also including non-CIA documents from the archives of the Reagan Library to fill out the collection on the policy end. Ideological Foundations of the Cold War "This collection focuses on the ideals that formed the basis of American policy toward the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War.
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- The postwar era, 1945-1950.
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- The Cold War | JFK Library.
Supporting materials include photographs, oral history transcripts, biographies and a chronology of events. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Making the History of Translated primary documents and secondary sources including video interviews with scholars of Eastern European Studies and case studies of specific events explore the s eventsthat culminated in the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe in Represents a variety of perspectives relevant to the final collapse of communist control.
In the late s and early s, the very years that the battle lines between the United States and the Soviet Union were being drawn, U. This was a new kind of conflict requiring new kinds of weapons: psychological weapons. The question of psychological warfare preoccupied a small but influential group of foreign-policy officials during President Harry S.
By the time that Truman left office in January , the United States had laid the legal and institutional foundations for overt propaganda campaigns as well as covert action. During that period of experimentation leading up to the Eisenhower presidency, almost anything U. Science entered U. Prior to the Cold War, the United States had never formally mounted psychological-warfare campaigns during peacetime.
The postwar era, 1945-1950
But what changed in the years immediately following World War II was a sense that the United States was engaged in a prolonged battle of civilizations that could not be won through force alone. And, as was so typical throughout the Cold War, U. Three months later, the Marshall Plan was announced. This turned out to be the opening salvo in a high-stakes game of propaganda.
Project Troy: The Science of Cold War Psychological Warfare - The Atlantic
In mid, the Soviet Union launched a campaign against the United States, targeted at audiences both within its own territories and in the world at large. A dispatch from the U. Over the next year, the United States intensified its commitment to psychological warfare and, increasingly, did so publicly. In a lunchtime address at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D.
The end of the U. This new, explicit focus on psychological warfare, combined with the outbreak of the Korean War in June, had an immediate effect on both overt and covert propaganda programs. The request included funds for staff, Washington facilities and overseas supply bases, organizational resources, paramilitary training, and a worldwide communications network.
The CIA also asked for something more difficult to supply than money: expertise. For this, the architects of U.