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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • August 24, 1945

    Military Organisation of the Lebanese Territory

    Short document on the organization of the Lebanese army.

  • September 12, 1945

    Cooperation with the Military Intelligence

    Letter regarding an intelligence sharing agreement between the Lebanese Police and Military Intelligence.

  • October 16, 1948

    An Officer Smuggles Arms

    A document regarding an officer in the Lebanese army who smuggled arms to Beirut.

  • May 03, 1949

    The Parti Populaire and the Lebanese Army

    Document regarding continued PPS recruitment among the ranks of the Lebanese Army.

  • June 15, 1949

    French Intelligence Services

    Report regarding rumors of an intelligence gathering operation by a French agent in Beirut.

  • August 08, 1950

    Activities of the Syrian Intelligence Services

    Short report regarding the relationship between the former head of the Deuxième Bureau [Syrian intelligence] and officers in the Lebanese Army.

  • January 09, 1956

    Meeting at the Villa of Sheikh Salim al-Khoury in 'Aukar

    A plan emerges to exploit Lebanese uranium ore, and an American diplomat discusses prospects for the Lebanese government, a recent resolution forbidding army supplies, and other regional issues.

  • April 20, 1956

    Development of Lebanon's Political Situation

    While the Lebanese government favors Iraq and the British, it faces pressure to support Egyptian-Syrian-Saudi policies, and an opposition front is expected to form in the coming weeks.

  • November 04, 1957

    Mounting a Coup d’État in Lebanon

    Account of plans and objectives for a coup in Lebanon.

  • June 17, 1958

    Untitled report on Soviet-Egyptian relations

    Account of Syrian Army meetings to discuss responses to Lebanon and the deployment of foreign troops.

  • June 25, 1958

    Canceling al-Yafi's Children's Permit

    Order from the Army to cancel the permits of 'Abd Allah al-Yafi's children and send them back to Syria.

  • July 01, 1958

    Untitled report on the security situation in Beirut

    Militant leaderships in Beirut are unified and receive ammunition, as the movement intensifies.

  • July 05, 1958

    Untitled report to the Director of the Sûreté Générale concerning security in Lebanon

    Account of two recent meetings at an arm of the Soviet Embassy in Beirut regarding the political status of Lebanon, and communists distribute pamphlets calling on security forces to join the masses.

  • 1970

    Organization of Military Communists

    Membership list, minimal explanatory notes.

  • October 20, 1980

    Military Leadership of the Communist Party

    A list of the number/origin of army officers who are working with the Communist Party.

  • October 26, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 26 October 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 26 October 1990 describes the latest developments in Iran, Kuwait, the Soviet Union, Lebanon, Pakistan, New Zealand and Gulf States.

  • December 29, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 29 December 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 29 December 1990 describes the latest developments in Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, the Soviet Union, Poland, Lebanon, and Eastern Europe.

  • July 19, 1991

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 19 July 1991

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 19 July 1991 describes the latest developments in Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Bolivia, Czechoslovakia, Lebanon and Turkey.