Widely known as the "Family Jewels," this archive consists of almost 700 pages of responses from CIA employees to a 1973 directive
"AZORIAN" was the code name for a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) project to recover the sunken Soviet submarine K-129 from the Pacific Ocean floor in the summer of 1974
Operation Enduring Freedom" (OEF) is the official name used by the U.S. government for the War in Afghanistan
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Anthrax was first tested as a biological warfare agent by Unit 731 of the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria during the 1930s
The following documents are archived at The Black Vault to offer researchers useful guides to publications, documents, articles, and government agencies/structures.
On 4 January 1955 the USAF issued Systems Requirement SR-12 for the Weapons System WS-118P high-speed reconnaissance vehicle.
Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) is a term used to describe aircraft that are able to take-off or land vertically or on short runways.
The GAM-63 RASCAL Missile
A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and one fighter jet flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan
Agencies periodically conduct their own special investigations and produce reports about certain allegations against their respective departments.
National Security Letters
The following is a list of misc. documents pertaining to military aircraft. In a way, these still have to be organized into proper categories, but for now reside on this page.
It is hard to avoid the feeling that something very fundamental has happened in world history.
A controversial medical study carried out at Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, New York.
Espionage or spying involves an individual obtaining information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information.
Agencies amass an amazing amount of information of terrorist organizations and their capabilities. Below, you will find many of the reports obtained through the FOIA and available publically.
Shootdown of KAL (Korean Air Lines) 007
The following documents relate to the combat units of World War II.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a swing-wing fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau in the Soviet Union.
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multirole heavy bomber with "low observable" stealth technology...
Collision between USS Hartford and the USS New Orleans
FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG)
The goal of cryptanalysis is to find some weakness or insecurity in a cryptographic scheme, thus permitting its subversion or evasion.
Nuclear Weapons Surety Reports
Miscellaneous Records on Spy Satellites
Cryptologic Almanac 50th Anniversary Series
As the world population grows, many problems and questions arise. This section archives documents dealing with these world issues.
Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal (Taguba Report)
Somali Pirate Takeover &
April of 2009
The following documents relate to the Army Air Force history during the World War II era.
Civil defense or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attack.
A guided missile is a self-propelled projectile used as a weapon. Missiles are typically propelled by rockets or jet engines.
History of US Marine Corps Operations in World War II
The following documents were received that pertain to research into the development and use of Autonomous Robots.
Agency Records Retention Schedules and Records Management
How "Bruno" Gains Access -
Documents Reveal Inside Look at Tactics
A parasite aircraft is an aircraft which is carried, and air launched by, a mother ship aircraft.
On August 08, 2009, a midair collision occurred between a sightseeing helicopter and a single-engine plane over the Hudson River.
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Learn how the Army made their food back in the 1800's and check out their cooking procedures for Beef, chicken, fish and so much more.
Jessica Dawn Lynch (born April 26, 1983) is a former Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps.
Under Article I Section 8 of the United States Constitution, Congress has the sole power to borrow money on the credit of the United States.
Information warfare is the use and management of information in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent.
An effort to recover radioactive material from a downed satellite was dubbed Operation Morning Light.
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