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August 28, 1980

Note, M. Suslov et al to the CPSU Central Committee

Suslov describes the "tense" situation in Poland and proposed steps to use military and police force to quell the protest movement.

August 1, 1989

National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 1 August 1989

The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 1 August 1989 describes the latest developments in Lebanon, Cuba, Poland, the Soviet Union, Iran, China, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

May 18, 1989

National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 18 May 1989

The CIA's National Intelligence Daily for 18 May 1989 describes the latest developments in China, the Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Panama, El salvador, Venezuela, West Germany, Bolivia, Poland, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Philippines.

January 2, 1982

Untitled report from Leon Tomaszewski, Polish Ambassador in Pyongyang, describing his conversation with Kim Il Sung that took place on December 30th, 1981

In conversation with Com. Tomaszewski, Kim Il Sung analyzed Poland's declaration of martial law.

October 12, 1989

Assessment Paper by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, '[Excerpt] Eastern Europe; General Assessment'

The Assessment Paper outlines new change is Eastern Europe, mostly surrounding political and economic diversification, following Gorabachev's leadership in the USSR. The report then evaluates the GDR's economy, emigration, and anticipated political changes in light of the new geopolitical climate.

June 15, 1981

Memorandum from Max Hugel to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of National Security, 'Polish Military and Security Reactions to the Current Political Situation in Poland'

Memorandum from Max Hugel to the Secretaries of State and Defense and the Director of National Security. The document details the conflict between several high military officials. It also mentions several places where Soviet military servicemen are incorporated into the Polish army.

January 1, 1983

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

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

May 13, 1982

Intelligence Information Cable, 'Relationship between Soviet Military Representation to Poland and the Polish General Staff'

Report explains the previously waning influence of Soviet officers on the Polish military, discussing their housing, decreasing size and role in the Polish armed forces.

April 5, 1982

Intelligence Information Cable, 'The Polish National Defense Committee'

Report outlines the various components of the National Defense Committee (KOK) including its Secretariat, leadership, and possible consequences.

February 26, 1982

Intelligence Information Cable, 'Comments on a Recent Photograph of the Polish Military Council of National Salvation'

Report analyzes power dynamics and change in the Polish military from a photo TIME magazine published in their February 1, 1982 issue.