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“Introducing Miss Hostile Mortar Locating Equipment – Miss KQP-1 to her friends – she aims to please!”

by Ms Sarah Anderson The photo was found tucked away in a folder describing the U.S. Army-Marine Corps Steering Group requirements for hostile mortar locating equipment for use in South Vietnam.   Miss Hostile Mortar According to the report, during World War II and Korea “hostile mortars caused a greater percentage of casualties that any other […]

Note by the Executive Secretary for North Atlantic Council 1951

Thank you Ms. Anderson for finding this great document this morning. This declassified document needs no introduction.  The document can be found in Record Group 43 within the Council of Foreign Minsters: General Records, ca. 1945-1955, box 290.  The Record Entry 617693 and ARC ID 1488684. NATO Notice D7-D.N/8, September 16, 1951

Project 1794 Documents in ARC

By Michael Rhodes Last year, the National Declassification Center released, scanned, and posted several pages from declassified U.S. Air Force reports. Digital copies of those same documents are now available, in full, on the National Archives Archival Research Catalog (ARC) [http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/] Project 1794 Final Development Summary Report, 06/1956 [ARC ID 6920770] Program Planning Report, Project […]

The Middle East: A 1945 Perspective

This post is from NDC Archives Specialist John Ritz. While working on a FOIA request for Department of State records, I came across a document which immediately caught my attention.  I showed it to several coworkers who encouraged me to share it with a broader audience. The document is a Memorandum of Conversation between President Roosevelt and […]

The Public Interest Declassification Board Releases its Report to the President

Today, the Public Interest Declassification Board released online its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System.  The full Report can be found at http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/recommendations/transforming-classification.html.  The report centers on the need for new policies for classifying information, new processes for declassifying information, and the imperative for using and integrating technology into these processes.  […]

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