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National Defense University
National Defense University
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The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy. The university's mission is to support the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select interagency civilians in order to develop leaders that have the ability to operate and creatively...
Topics: NDU, National Defense University
INSCOM Dossiers
INSCOM Dossiers
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INSCOM dossiers released through FOIA requests from Cryptome.
Topic: INSCOM
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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101,365
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FOIA documents related to Joint Chiefs of Staff
Topics: JCS, Joint Chiefs, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Department of Defense
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Miscellaneous documents released by the Department of Defense.
Topics: DoD, Department of Defense, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Information Act
INSCOM Dossiers
by INSCOM
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INSCOM dossiers provided by John Young and Deborah Natsios of Cryptome.
Topics: INSCOM, Military, Department of Defense, DoD, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Information...
Department of Defense
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20,570 pages of Korean War field manuals. The 87 manuals date from 1949 to 1955. Some of the material was not officially declassified until February of 2004.
Topics: Korean war, Korea, War, Military, Field manual, Department of Defense, FOIA, Freedom of...
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Collection of records from the CORONA, ARGON, and LANYARD series of satellites declassified in 1997.
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, CORONA, ARGON, LANYARD
Department of Defense
by US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
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US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute 1992-2015. This is an unzipped version of Joshua Smith's upload, at https://archive.org/details/USArmyWarCollegeStrategicStudiesInstitute19922015PDFLibrary
Topics: War College, Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army
Department of Defense
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Korean War After Action Reports
Topics: Korean War, Korea, War, Military, Department of Defense, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of...
Department of Defense
by Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Collection of documents proactively released by NRO that, in their words "would be of interest to the public". All abstracts below are courtesy of the National Reconnaissance Office. Air Force Special Projects Production Facility History   While those interested in the study of national reconnaissance devote a majority of attention to satellite vehicles and associated sensors, they also can find compelling history about the ground processing of the raw data obtained by reconnaissance...
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, Air Force Special Projects Production Facility, AGENA, GAMBIT,...
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Scrape of documents released as part of NRO's "FOIA For All" program; covering requests processed between 2016 and 2021.
Topics: NRO. National Reconnaissance Office, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, DAMON, BYEMAN, spy satellite
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Collection of records from the WS-117L, SAMOS, and SENTRY programs.
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, WS-117L, Weapon System 117L, SAMOS, Satellite and Missile...
Department of Defense
by Department of Defense
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Department of Defense files relating to the Iranian Hostage Rescue Attempt.
Topics: Iran, Hostage, Hostage rescue, DoD, Department of Defense, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of...
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) was a 1960s Air Force program with the ostensible mission to place military personnel in orbit to conduct scientific experiments to determine the “military usefulness” of placing man into space and the techniques and procedures for doing so if the need ever arose. The actual, classified, mission of the MOL program was to place a manned surveillance satellite into orbit. At the time, several military and contractor studies estimated that manned...
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, DORIAN, Manned Orbiting Laboratory, MOL
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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QUILL was an experimental Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, based on the Corona satellite and available SAR hardware, which flew one time in 1964. Because of diplomatic and security concerns the brief mission imaged only selected targets with the United States. Those targets could be inspected on the ground to validate the intelligence value of orbital SAR without alerting the Soviets to the capability or touching off diplomatic protest over active illumination of sovereign territory....
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, QUILL, Synthetic aperture radar
Department of Defense
by Defense Intelligence Agency
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Records obtained by Property of the People on Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress from the Defense Intelligence Agency. Also includes referred records from Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Army Intelligence and Security Command, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the Department of State.
Topics: Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, AFOSI, Office of...
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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The National Reconnaissance Office released more than 90 historical records to accompany the formal announcement declassifying the GAMBIT and HEXAGON satellite reconnaissance programs on September 17, 2011. These records consist of documents, photographs, diagrams, seven program histories, and two videos. The NRO will release additional materials through this website as they become available. Abstract courtesy of the National Reconnaissance Office.
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, GAMBIT, HEXAGON, KH-7, KH-9
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
INSCOM Dossiers
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Intelligence Net East Germany Poland CSR INSCOM Dossier ZF010869WJ
Topics: East Germany, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Department of Defense
by Strategic Studies Institute
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War in the Balkans, 1991-2002 (2003)
Topics: War College, US Army, Strategy
Department of Defense
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U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 1st Edition (2004)
Topics: War College, US Army, Strategy
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Council of War A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1991
Topics: Department of Defense, DoD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS
Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Joint Officer Handbook, Staffing and Action Guide, August 2012
Topics: Department of Defense, DoD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Link 16 Joint Key Management Plan, 28 April 2015
Topics: Department of Defense, DoD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS
Joint Chiefs of Staff
by Joint Chiefs of Staff
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JANAP 128 - Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) Operating Procedures - March 1983
Topics: joint chiefs of staff, jcs, janap, autodin
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Collection of NRO records described as "frequently requested".
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, FOIA, CORONA, DORIAN, GAMBIT, HEXAGON, POPPY, SAMOS
Department of Defense
by Appleman, Roy Edgar
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Okinawa: The Last Battle, written by Roy E. Appleman, James M. Burns, Russell A.Gugeler, and John Stevens, published in 1948 and updated in 1984 and 1991. Okinawa: The Last Battle is a tactical history of the conquest of the Ryukyu Islands by forces under the command of the U.S. Tenth Army in the period 1 April to 30 June 1945. The volume takes its name from the principal island of the Ryukyu island group, where the critical and decisive battles of the campaign were fought. The Ryukyus Campaign...
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The War in the Pacific, WWII, United States. Army, World War,...
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by United States Army. Picatinny Arsenal.
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Index to World War 2-era German explosives.
Topics: us army, germany, ordnance, fuzes, explosives, artillery, shells, timers
Department of Defense
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USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3501-08 Defense Support of Civil Authorities
Topics: department of defense, dod, civil support, homeland defense, homeland security, dsca, domestic...
Department of Defense
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1962
Topic: Meteorology
Department of Defense
by National Reconnaissance Office
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Scrape of records posted in the "From the NRO Archives" category from 2015 to 2020.
Topics: NRO, National Reconnaissance Office, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act
Department of Defense
by Strategic Studies Institute
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U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy (2001)
Topics: War College, US Army, Strategy
Department of Defense
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Available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va
Topic: Oceanography
Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by Air Force Historical Research Agency
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Entries for Reel P0461 from Air Force History Index IRISNUM 00463651 OLDACC 3-3880-1A CLASS UNCLASSIFIED BEG_DATE MAIN DIVISION/0021/AIR PUB_DATE 02-01-1956 END_DATE CALL K-DIV-21-HI REEL 11209 ACCS_DATE MAJCOM RECTYPE HISTORY REL_DATE 08-03-1991 TITLE TITLE_XT ACCNOTES IRISREF P0461 FRAME 4 FRAMELST 326 INDEXID 43 NUMPAGES ABSTRACT RB-47H AIRCRAFT OF 55 STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE WING (SRW) CRASHED AT ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE (AFB) SD 10 FEB 56. 55 SRW PARTICIPATED IN 8 AIR FORCE (AF)...
Topics: Air Force Historical Research Agency, 21st Air Division, Strategic Air Command
Department of Defense
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ADA105788
Topic: Aeronautics
Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by Mariategui, Francisco J.;Hall, Ivan Nelson
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ADA072583
Topic: Computer science
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
INSCOM Dossiers
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Federal Intelligence Services INSCOM Dossier ZF010117W
Topics: Federal Intelligence Services, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Department of Defense
by Defense Communications Agency
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Defense Digital Network (DDN) Directory, June 1984. Originally digitized as part of the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers.
Topics: department of defense, defense communications agency, defense digital network, ddn, arpanet,...
Department of Defense
by Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by United States. Department of the Air Force.
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This film dramatizes the survival of the crew of a downed military aircraft in the desert. The soldiers learned methods of conserving water, providing shelter, and signaling for help. The film features Craig Stevens and is narrated by Van Heflin. Description courtesy of the National Archives. National Archives Identifier: 5686919
Topics: Training film, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
INSCOM Dossiers
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Austrian Intelligence Services INSCOM Dossier ZF400006WJ
Topics: Austria, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Department of Defense
by Strategic Studies Institute
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People's Liberation Army After Next (2000)
Topics: War College, US Army, Strategy
Department of Defense
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ADA092319
Topic: Management
Joint Chiefs of Staff
by Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Quadrennial Homeland Security Review 2014
Topics: Department of Defense, DoD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS
Department of Defense
by U.S. Army War College. Center for Strategic Leadership
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USAWC paper
Topics: u.s. army war college, cyber, cyber operations, cyber warfare, computer network exploitation
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
INSCOM Dossiers
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Soviet Intelligence Services INSCOM Dossier ZF010147W
Topics: USSR, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by United States. Department of the Army.
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ATP Techniques for Tactical Radio Operations
Topics: Army, ATP, Radio
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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SM-244-79 Emergency Action Procedures of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (EAP-JCS) Volume 1 - General
Topics: joint chiefs of staff, emergency action procedures, emegency action message, siop, single...
Department of Defense
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Army report obtained by the National Security Archive.
Topics: United States Army, Biological Warfare, Chemical Warfare
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by United States. Department of the Air Force.
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National Archives Identifier: 6041722
Topics: Training film, B-29 Flying Fortress
Department of Defense
by Chance, Thomas Henry.
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Bibliography: l. 114-115
Department of Defense
by Stone, Vincent Courtney.
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Thesis (M.S. in Comp. Sci.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1983
Topic: Computer science
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by Karavas, Panagiotis.
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"June 1999"
Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Joint Military Operations Historical Collection, 15 July 1997
Topics: Department of Defense, DoD, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
by Barr, Donald Roy.Richards, Francis Russell.
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Title from cover
Topic: DAMAGE CONTROL (WARSHIPS)--MATHEMATICAL MODELS.SHIPS--MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR--MATHEMATICAL...
Department of Defense
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Ethnic Conflict - Implications for the Army of the Future (1994)
Topics: War College, US Army, Strategy
Department of Defense
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Topics: DoD, Department of Defense
Department of Defense
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Title from cover
Topic: COMBUSTION