The CIA is planning to offer details about four previously undisclosed covert actions conducted during the Cold War, a federal advisory committee declared in a report. It is unclear which actions will be detailed, however they will be from the Ronald Reagan administration or earlier. The disclosures will be published in upcoming volumes of an official State Department compendium of documents, called the Foreign Relations of the United States series.
“CIA consistently reviews both specific documents and compiled volumes in a timely manner, and in 2015 it agreed to acknowledge four covert actions that will be documented in future volumes,” the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation claimed in a report published last week.
The advisory panel is charged with declassifying State Department records and compiling the Foreign Relations of the United States series. By law, the State Department volumes are supposed to cover events 30 years after they occur, accounting for information that was classified. However, the department has never complied with that deadline due to the challenges of coordinating the declassification of some documents as well as bureaucratic problems and staffing shortages.
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