Baptism By Fire: CIA Analysis of the Korean War


This collection includes more than 1,300 documents consisting of national estimates, intelligence memo, daily updates, and summaries of foreign media concerning developments on the Korean Peninsula during 1947 - 1954. The release of this collection, which coincides with the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, makes available to the public the largest collection of Agency documents released on this issue. The release of these documents is in conjunction with the conference, "New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War," co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the CIA in Independence, Missouri.
CIA Korean War Secret Documents Panel, C-SPAN, June 16, 2010. (Video)
Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, newly declassified documents relating to the Korean War and North Korea during the Cold War were released. Retired Major General Singlaub made opening remarks. Panelists made remarks on the lapse in intelligence leading up to the outbreak of the war in Korea. After After the presentations, the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Deputy Director Clement made closing remarks on the current challenges in intelligence. "Baptism by Fire: CIA Analysis of the Korean War" was a program held in the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Auditorium in Independence, Missouri, co-sponsored by the CIA and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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