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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 31, 1960

    State Department telegram 502 to U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

  • 1961

    Intelligence Report on Counterintelligence Interactions with Great Britain and Israel

    A report on the progress of agent recruitment.

  • January 01, 1961

    Letter from Gen. G. Tzankov to A. Shelepin Regarding Acquired Materials from the US Mission in Sofia

  • January 01, 1961

    Report from Polish Military Attache in Beijing

    Military Attache Siwicki reports on the year's biggest issues such as; the economic crisis in China, Great Chinese Famine; discrepancies in ideology between USSR and China, such as questions of loyalty to Communist cause in the leadership and army; Chinese's interest in weapons of mass destruction; poor condition of Chinese army and society in general; and China's imperialist goals and overview of interactions with other countries

  • 1961

    Convocation of the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress

    Notification of sending the information to Kiss K., Hollai, and the embassy

  • 1961

    Alternate members of the Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee

    A list of alternate members of the Korean Worker's Party Central Committee.

  • 1961

    Report on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress

    A report on the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress and its Credential Verification Committee

  • January, 1961

    Report to Czechoslovak Communist Party Central Committee (CPCz CC) on Consideration of Cuban Arms Requests

    The report concerns requests from Cuba for shipment of arms from Czechoslovakia, along with providing advisors to the Cuban military. Among the arms being transferred are Czechoslovak fighter planes, automatic rifles and ammunition, mobile artillery, and anti-aircraft guns. Clearly the Cuban desires for arms were fueled by fears of American attack, which would come to fruition in the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.

  • 1961

    Report on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress

    A report on the 4th KWP Congress and its Credential Verification Committee.

  • January 04, 1961

    Embassy Tel Aviv telegram 625, as summarized in a 'Chronology of Israel Assurances of Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy and Related Events'

    Enclosed with a "Memorandum from Benjamin Read, Executive Secretary, Department of State, for McGeorge Bundy, The White House, "Israel's Assurances Concerning Use of Atomic Energy," 18 March 1964, Secret

  • January 05, 1961

    Implementation of the CC CPSU Decree 'Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda'

    Report on the implementation of the CC CPSU decree to broadcast radio programs to counter VOA and BBC broadcasts.

  • January 06, 1961

    State Department telegram 2821 to U.S. Embassy Paris

  • January 06, 1961

    From the Journal of S. V. Chervonenko, Record of Conversation with Mao Zedong on 26 December 1960

    Ambassador Chervonenko records an unexpected and surprisingly warm meeting with Mao in which the leader talks about his lessened role in the Chinese government.

  • January 11, 1961

    Information from MVR Inspectorate on Yugoslav Intelligence Services Against Bulgaria

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports its intelligence findings on the activities of the Yugoslav intelligence services against Bulgaria. Working both from home and in-country, the Yugoslav intelligence is allegedly trying to gather information on a broad set of issues – ranging from trade relations within Comecon, to Bulgaria’s military capacity and its potential to pose a threat to Yugoslav Macedonia.

  • January 11, 1961

    US Mission to International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna) telegram 1087 to State Department

  • January 11, 1961

    Record of Conversations between Soviet Ambassador to Cuba Sergey Kudryavtsev and Che Guevara

    A record of two conversations between Soviet Ambassador to Cuba Sergey Kudryavtsev and Che Guevara, recorded in Kudryavtsev's diary. They discuss economic relations and financial trades, especially the Cuban purchase of Soviet gold. They also discuss how mobilization in Cuba has led to a decrease in the activity of the counterrevolutionaries, as well as the possible military intervention from the United States.

  • January 12, 1961

    White House Office of the Staff Secretary, 'Memorandum of Conference with the President December 19, 1960'

  • January 12, 1961

    Cuban G-2 (military intelligence), “Report on mercenary camps and bases in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Florida” (forwarded to Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado)

    A military intelligence report from the Cuban G-2 service, outlining the miltiary capabilities of nearby Latin American countries, as well as the miltiary situations (uprisings) in many of those same countries.

  • January 13, 1961

    State Department telegram 1194 to U.S. Mission to International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna)

  • January 14, 1961

    Record of the Conversation between Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and the Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Soviet Union in China

    Zhou Enlai and Nikolai Sudarikov review Soviet, Chinese, and Vietnamese aid to Laos.