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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • February 11, 1961

    Letter from Intelligence Chief, Gen. I. Krastev, to the Defense Ministry with Descriptions of Acquired US Military Documentation

  • February 11, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, 'Memorandum of Conversation between China’s Ambassador to Cuba, Shen Jian, and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro'

    A diplomatic meeting between Fidel Castro and Shen Jian (from China) in which they discuss the Cuban revolution, US-Cuban relations and imperialism.

  • February 13, 1961

    CIA-Radio Liberty Exchange on Sprague Report

    An International Operations Division officer regrets to AMCOMLIB president Howland Sargeant, that the Sprague Committee equated RL’s record with that of RFE

  • February 13, 1961

    Department of State Memorandum of Conversation, 'Inspection of Israel’s New Atomic Reactor'

    Secretary of State Rusk meets with Ambassador Harman to raise the desirability of a US visit to Dimona, noting that Israeli "candor" was important to the state of the US-Israeli relationship.

  • February 14, 1961

    East German Embassy in North Korea, 'Information on the State of Repatriation of Koreans Living in Japan to the DPRK'

    East German diplomats report that the repatriation of Koreans living in Japan has been suspended.

  • February 16, 1961

    Department of State Memorandum of Conversation, 'Israel’s Security and Other Problems'

    US National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy meets with Ambassador Harman to discuss the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona.

  • February 19, 1961

    Central Intelligence Agency, Information Report, 'Nuclear Engineering/Large Nuclear and Electric Power Plant Near Beersheba/French Nuclear Assistance to Israel/Israeli Attitude Toward the Announcement of its Large Scale Nuclear Effort/Opportunity for

  • February 20, 1961

    US Mission to the United Nations (New York) Telegram No. 2242 to Department of State, 'Eyes Only' from Reid to Secretary

    Departing Ambassador informs told President Kennedy that an American inspection of the Dimona nuclear facility can be arranged.

  • February 25, 1961

    Report on the Second Meeting with the CCP Delegation to the Fourth Congress of the Albanian Labor Party

    The conversation between Chinese head of the delegation to Albania, Li Xiannian, and the ALP CC First Secretary Enver Hoxha on the visit of the Chinese delegation to the Albanian Congress, the difficulties in the Soviet-Albanian relations, and the military and economic needs in Albania.

  • February 26, 1961

    Department of State Memorandum of Conversation, 'U.S.-Israeli Relations - The Dimona Reactor'

    Assistant Secretary G. Lewish Jones reports on a conversation with Teddy Kollek about arranging a US visit to Dimona.

  • February 27, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'New Developments in the South Korean People’s Struggle'

    The Chinese Embassy in North Korea describes the South Korean movements for the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

  • March 01, 1961

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Foreign Ministry of Hungary

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on the changing position of the Korean Workers' Party between the Soviet Union and China.

  • March 01, 1961

    Transcript of Conversation between Deputy Premier Chen Yi and Romanian Ambassador to China Barbu Zaharescu

    Chen Yi and Ambassador Zaharescu discuss the unity of the socialist bloc.

  • March 03, 1961

    Memorandum by Secretary Rusk to President Kennedy, 'Israeli Reactor'

    Rusk summarizes a meeting between Assistant Secretary Lewis Jones and Teddy Kollek for the president.

  • March 04, 1961

    Bulgarian Embassy, Havana (Michev), Information Regarding the Reorganization of the Cuban Government

    Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Cuba Konstantin Michev reports on the reorganization of Cuba’s revolutionary government. In the report Michev notes that the government is realigning itself with the intent to become socialist, though not publicizing it. The realignment includes the creation of ministries and committees to oversee the transition and affairs of the country. Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, and Ernesto Guevara are assigned key posts to manage the transition. Through the help of socialist countries, Cuba is developing independent of USA, which previously hampered Cuba’s growth and development. Michev also notes that the Cuban government is prepared to defend itself against counter-revolution and US intervention into Cuban affairs.

  • March 06, 1961

    Protocol on the joint negotiations of the Czechoslovak Interior Ministry delegation and the delegation of KGB border troops

    The Czechoslovak and Soviet delegations discussed the fulfillment of the 1958 joint proceedings on Soviet border troops, further coordination of the border organs of both parties, the relay of technical equipment at the border and joint actions for border searches. Also on the agenda was the easing of border passage in times of emergency for citizens of both states.

  • March 07, 1961

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Proposes to Have Premier Zhou Enlai Invite Souvanna Phouma to Again Visit China

  • March 09, 1961

    Information Memorandum, Zhou Enlai's Comments

    Zhou Enlai informed the titulars and charges d'affaires of the socialist countries about Chinese internal situation and the state of affairs created after the 9th Plenum. He appealed that socialist countries should have faith in the socialist structure and not allow the temporary difficulties to give rise to misunderstandings.

  • March 10, 1961

    Letter from M. Pervukhin to V.V. Kuznetsov about the GDR disapproving of Czechoslovakia and Romania developing relations with West Berlin

    Ambassador Pervukhin reports that the GDR disapproves of Czechoslovakia and Romania's attempts to establish ties with West Berlin.

  • March 12, 1961

    Investigative Report by the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture on the Outflow of Border Residents, Sent from the 4th Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security to the People’s Armed Police Divisions of the Public Security Department

    The 4th Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security distributes an investigative report, conducted by the Public Security Office in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, which cites reasons and proposes solutions for the outflow of border residents into North Korea.