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  • November 12, 1982

    Letter from Daniel Ortega Saavedra of the Sandinista National Liberation Front to Todor Zhivkov

  • November 23, 1982

    Shorthand Protocol of a Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior Leadership Meeting on Turkish issue

  • December, 1982

    Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, 'India’s Nuclear Procurement Strategy: Implications for the United States'

    This CIA report on India, “India’s Nuclear Procurement Strategy: Implications for the United States,” has comparatively few excisions. It discusses in some detail Indian efforts to support its nuclear power and nuclear weapons development program by circumventing international controls through purchases of sensitive technology on “gray markets.” The report depicts a “growing crisis in the Indian civil nuclear program,” which combined with meeting nuclear weapons development goals, was forcing India to expand imports of nuclear-related supplies. The purchasing activities posed a “direct challenge to longstanding US efforts to work with other supplier nations … for tighter export controls.”

  • December 16, 1982

    East German Ministry of State Security, 'US and NATO Military Planning on Mission of V Corps/US Army During Crises and in Wartime,' (excerpt)

    The Stasi's own preface to the V Corps/U.S. Army 1981 war plan (which recognizes that NATO's concept was defensive in nature in contrast to Warsaw Pact plans, which until 1987 indeed envisioned the mentioned "breakthrough towards the Rhine")

  • December 29, 1982

    Shorthand Protocol B-44 of Bulgarian Politburo Meeting on 'Antonov Case'

  • December 29, 1982

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Yuri Andropov

    Raúl Castro was Cuba's defense minister; Yuri Andropov was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • 1983

    Bulgarian State Security Bulletin No. 4 with Herman & Brodhead Publication in Covert Action (19/1983)

  • 1983

    Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State, 'Pakistan: Security Planning and the Nuclear Option,' Report 83-AR

    A State Department assessment of Pakistan’s security situation, its nuclear program and the future of Pakistani planning. A range of subjects are covered in depth including, Pakistan’s perception of its security situation, major foreign policy dilemmas such as India and Afghanistan, the development of a “nuclear options” and American non-proliferation responses.

  • 1983

    The Secret Armenian Army

    Report on the Armenian Secret Army's locations across the Middle East, Europe, and other parts of the globe.

  • 1983

    The Armenian Communists

    This item is undated and the year stated is a rough estimate.

  • 1983

    Arms Agreements between Iraq and the Soviet Union Signed in 1981 and 1983

    This file contains contracts between Iraq and foreign countries, including a treaty with Hungary and arms agreements with the Soviet Union.

  • January 01, 1983

    Central Intelligence Agency, 'Jaruzelski's Attitude, Behavior, and Style'

    Details Jaruzelski's personal habits, style, and evolving political views.

  • 1983

    Disarmament: Who's Against?

    Soviet military pamphlet discussing what it sees as the two different approaches to nuclear and conventional arms limitation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Argues that while the Soviet Union works for constructive talks, the U.S. obstructs agreements and uses propaganda rhetoric to disguise its true aggression. Translated for publication from the Russian text, "Razoruzhenie, kto protiv?"

  • 1983

    Keep Space Weapon Free

    Pamphlet by the Soviet Novosti Press Agency arguing against the deployment of anti-satellite weapons into outer space.

  • January 11, 1983

    Bulgarian Ministry of Interior Bulletin No. 1-2 l on Anti-Bulgarian Imperialistic Propaganda in the West

  • January 12, 1983

    V.M. Chebrikov, 'On the Results of the November 1982 Plenary Meeting of the CPSU Central Committee and the Tasks of the Party Chapter of the KGB of the USSR that follow from the Plenary Meeting's Decision and from the Speech of the General Secretary'

    Chebrikov discusses the results of the November 1982 Plenary Meeting of the CPU Central Committee and its consequences for the KGB, including the state of the intelligence 'operating environment,' the aggression and intelligence work of the US and its NATO allies, and future steps of the KGB in order to produce higher quality intelligence.

  • January 14, 1983

    Ministry of State Security (Stasi), Brief Note, 'Issues to Discuss with the Leadership of the KGB of the USSR'

    This brief note written by the Ministry of State Security includes a number of questions for the leadership of the KGB in the USSR, such as whether other elements, like military doctrine or emergency responses, should be examined as possible options for starting a war.

  • January 21, 1983

    About Activities of the Political Police and the Office for Protection of the Constitution against Iranian Citizens in the GDR and West Berlin

    A report on surveillance activities of members of the Tudeh Party living in West Berlin.

  • January 31, 1983

    Information on the Results of the Second Round of Soviet-American Negotations on the Limitation and Reduction of Strategic Armaments

    Report on negotiations between the Soviet Union and the United States for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) to reduce the number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers used by each side.

  • February 09, 1983

    Ministry of State Security (Stasi), 'Note About the Talks of Comrade Minister [Mielke] with the Chairman of the KGB, Comrade Chebrikov, in Moscow'

    This note on the talks between Minister Wolf and KGB Chairman Chebrikov contains heartfelt congratulations on cooperation thus far, but it also highlights problems with the situation and the importance of utilizing the potential of all fraternal organs to detect and prevent hostile plans and measures.