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CIA releases declassified Cold War documents and UFO reports online
15:09, 18 January 2017
CIA releases declassified Cold War documents and UFO reports online

Office issued more than 12 million pages of hitherto secret documents in 50 years of operation

15:09, 18 January 2017

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US Central Intelligence Agency published more than 12 million pages of hitherto secret documents for the period from the 1940s to the 1990s. This was stated in a message on US intelligence website.

“Access to this historically significant collection is no longer limited by geography. The American public can access these documents from the comfort of their homes,” notes Joseph Lambert, the CIA Director of Information Management.

In particular, the US intelligence has declassified documents on the events of the Cold War, the work of the CIA during the Vietnam War, the tunnel project in Berlin, crash of secret American spy plane U-2 over the Soviet Union.

In addition, it is noted that science fiction fans will be able to find information about observations of UFOs, as well as the "Stargate" program, which explored the possible psychic abilities of human.

In this case, the CIA did not hide the fact that most of the material has undergone slight editing. "This was done in order to protect sources of information and methods of collection, the disclosure of which could harm US national security," the intelligence explained.

At the same time, the agency promised to complete the collection of declassified documents in the future.

It was planned that these documents would be published by the end of 2017.

Earlier CIA has declassified a number of documents concerning the torture methods applied to persons suspected in terrorist activity, as well as papers about the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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