The CIA Just Dumped 12 Million Declassified Docs Online
After years of fighting with FOIA requesters, the CIA has finally uploaded over 12 million documents to its website. While many of the documents have been declassified for some time, the pages were intentionally hard to access, and only available on a few computers sitting at the National Archives. But now, anyone can search the documents from anywhere.
“We’ve been working on this for a very long time and this is one of the things I wanted to make sure got done before I left,” the CIA’s Joseph Lambert told Jason Leopold from BuzzFeed. Lambert will be retiring soon after 32 years with the agency.
The files contain everything from the CIA’s strange mind control experiments to reports on Communist activity around the world. Many of the pages have already been liberated by the likes of researcher Michael Best and Leopold himself, and uploaded to places like Archive.org. But they’re now all there at the CIA website for your own searching pleasure. All 12 million of them.