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Cold War era Principal Events of the Cold War, 1945 to 1991, detailed chronology
Cold War starting with allied invasion of Soviet Union in 1918
Cold War International History Project - National Security Archive  
"US Intelligence and the End of the Cold War", CIA documents produced by The Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) of the Central Intelligence Agency and the George W. Bush Center for Presidential Studies at Texas A&M
A Century of U.S. Military Interventions, From Wounded Knee to Yugoslavia, a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 1999
Cold War Museum - history & timeline
Eisenhower & the Cold War  
US Conversion after the Cold War, 1990-1997
Genocide and the National Security State
U.S. history of war on civilians as a strategy  
The Origins of the Overclass - CIA rule
Historical Analysis of 20 Name Files from CIA Records, National Archives and Records Administration 
The CIA and the media
At 50 CIA's Still Hiding its Nazi 'Original Sin'  
Spy files reveal U.S. lied to beat Soviets in arms race  
Kennedy and the Cold War  
Chomsky on the Cold War
Col. Fletcher Prouty Reference Site
NSA's Cold War Archives  
Liberals Anti-Communism and McCarthyism 
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Real "Thirteen Days"  Audio files, documents and surveillance photos from the Cuban Missile Crisis - from National Security Archive 
Bay of Pigs Revisited - Michael Morrissey's famous essay
Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion - from National Security Archive 
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/latin_america/cuba.htm
Cuba Documentation   Project from National Security Archive
Russia versus New World Order, a euphemism for US hegemony, By Susan Bryce 
Chomsky on the Cold War  
Alger Hiss Communist or Cold War sacrifice?
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Deserving of Death?
The Death of Che Guevara: Declassified - Key U.S. documents relating to Che Guevara and his death - from National Security Archive  
Human experiments resources  
Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) from National Security Archive  
Two Indonesias, Two Americas   The turmoil in Indonesia has brought to the fore secret military relations between Washington and Jakarta that date back to the 1960s.
The Otto Reich file 
National Security Archive (not government)- declassified files 
East German Propaganda as seen by the German Propaganda Archive



    " Coming to grips with these U.S./CIA activities in broad numbers and figuring out how many people have been killed in the jungles of Laos or the hills of Nicaragua is very difficult. But, adding them up as best we can, we come up with a figure of six million people killed-and this is a minimum figure. Included are: one million killed in the Korean War, two million killed in the Vietnam War, 800,000 killed in Indonesia, one million in Cambodia, 20,000 killed in Angola ... and 22,000 killed in Nicaragua. These people would not have died if U.S. tax dollars had not been spent by the CIA to inflame tensions, finance covert political and military activities and destabilize societies.
    "Certainly, there are other local, regional, national and international factors in many of these operations, but if the CIA were tried fairly in a U.S. court, under U.S. law, the principle of complicity, incitement, riot, and mayhem would clearly apply. In the United States, if you hire someone to commit a murder your sentence may be approximately the same as that of the murderer himself.
     "Who are these six million people we have killed in the interest of American national security? Conservatives tell us, "It's a dangerous world. Our enemies have to die so we can be safe and secure." Some of them say, "I'm sorry, but that's the way the world is. We have to accept this reality and defend ourselves, to make our nation safe and insure our way of life."
     "Since 1954, however, we have not parachuted teams into the Soviet Union - our number one enemy - to destabilize that country... Neither do we run these violent operations in England, France, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, or Switzerland. Since the mid-1950s they have all been conducted in Third World countries where governments do not have the power to force the United States to stop its brutal and destabilizing campaigns.
     "One might call this the "Third World War." It is a war that has been fought by the United States against the Third World. Others call it the Cold War and focus on the anti-Communist and anti-Soviet rationales, but the dead are not Soviets; they are people of the Third World. It might also be called the Forty-Year War, like the Thirty-Year and Hundred-Year Wars in Europe, for this one began when the CIA was founded in 1947 and continues today. Altogether, perhaps twenty million people died in the Cold War. As wars go, it has been the second or third most destructive of human life in all of history, after World War I and World War II.
     "The six million people the CIA has helped to kill are people of the Mitumba Mountains of the Congo, the jungles of Southeast Asia, and the hills of northern Nicaragua. They are people without ICBMs or armies or navies, incapable of doing physical damage to the United States; the 22,000 killed in Nicaragua, for example, are not Russians; they are not Cuban soldiers or advisors; they are not even mostly Sandinistas. A majority are rag-poor peasants, including large numbers of women and children.
     "Communists? Hardly, since the dead Nicaraguans are predominantly Roman Catholics. Enemies of the United States? That description doesn't fit either, because the thousands of witnesses who have lived in Nicaraguan villages with the people since 1979 testify that the Nicaraguans are the warmest people on the face of the earth, that they love people from the United States, and they simply cannot understand why our leaders would want to spend $1 billion on a contra force designed to murder people and wreck the country."


     -- John Stockwell, former CIA official and author
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