Sunday, August 07, 2005

More FOI - Declassified U.S. Atom Bomb Documents

Sticking with the topic of freedom of information, beSpacific reported Friday that the non-profit National Security Archive published the most comprehensive on-line collection to date of declassified U.S. government documents on the atomic bomb and the end of the war in the Pacific.

The collection includes material from the files of the Manhattan Project, "Top Secret Ultra" summaries and translations of intercepted Japanese diplomatic cable traffic, as well as translations from Japanese sources of high level meetings and discussions in Tokyo, including the conferences when Emperor Hirohito authorized the final decision to surrender.

The National Security Archive serves as a library and archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It is funded from publication revenues and from private philanthropists such as the Carnegie Corporation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

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