The Reading Room showcases some of the most requested declassified documents, including the recently released CAESAR and POLO papers; document collections like UFOs: Fact or Fiction, Bay of Pigs, POW/MIAs, and Human Rights in Latin America; and National Intelligence Estimates on Vietnam and China. Web site visitors also are able to access information on how to file FOIA requests and get answers to frequently asked questions.
Declassified documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Documents include presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters, and other secret material. Coverage: 1942 to present.
The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian.