35+ Years of Freedom of Information Action

Notice to Researchers:

In response to COVID-19, GWU's Gelman Library has closed until further notice, so the Archive's offices are also closed.

However, we continue to work remotely and monitor phone messages and e-mails.

You can still access our declassified holdings here.  And please check the site for updates.


The National Security Archive promotes the unearthing of evidence around past and current events relating to U.S. foreign, national security and human rights policies, recognizing the importance of usable history for scholars, journalists, politicians, public interest groups, and advocates for civil society. Learn more.