Clive Robinson September 29, 2010 7:42 AM

“One swallow does not a summer make”


“A title does not a document make”

But both can be good indicators of what is to be…

mrares September 29, 2010 10:32 AM

Truth as it may be written down by historians at home is seldom similar to the one experienced by troops at war…

P. Opus September 29, 2010 11:59 AM

The wind doth taste so bitter sweet,
Like Jasper wine and sugar,
It must have blown through someone’s feet,
Like those of Caspar Weinberger.

Nick P September 29, 2010 8:44 PM

Oh this is quite nice. I hope FAS FOIA’s as many of these documents as possible. I love some of these titles. I bet they hide some damning information, so much that they are hiding parts of the titles. This one is a likely suspect for allied spying:

“SIGINT in the (censored) treaty negotiations” 1999 Top Secret/COMINT/X1

Hmm…. I bet our negotiators struck an unusually good deal for us. 😉 Only question is what was censored. Weren’t the World Trade Organization treaty negotiations happening in 1999? Anyone have a better suspect?

If it’s WTO, does the head of WTO know that our government has COMINT regarding his “secret” affair with the maid? If the document ever leaks, someone is going to be single. 😛

Oliver Grieb September 30, 2010 3:06 AM

ok, now i’m curious. is there a page out there collecting/sorting/linking-to this unclassified nsa (or related) stuff?

belovodsk September 30, 2010 3:54 AM

What’s up with the search for “Belovodsk” in the final images? Minor place in Ukraine (apparently known for its scammers) and a Soviet ship…

Name September 30, 2010 7:38 PM

Even more interesting, the Belovodsk was one of the ships involved in the Cuban Missle Crisis. Anything to do with “Candle in the Dark: COMINT and Soviet XXXXX Secrets”? I doubt they’d miss something quite that obvious…

Bahumat October 5, 2010 9:59 AM

Interesting context to be gleaned with the classification citations. Use this as your guide:

Sec. 1.4. Classification Categories.

Information shall not be considered for classification unless it concerns:

(a) military plans, weapons systems, or operations;

(b) foreign government information;

(c) intelligence activities (including special activities), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology;

(d) foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;

(e) scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to the national security, which includes defense against transnational terrorism;

(f) United States Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities;

(g) vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, or protection services relating to the national security, which includes defense against transnational terrorism; or

(h) weapons of mass destruction.

nice December 15, 2011 7:27 PM

did you notice the most heavily redacted/censored titles refer to actions on US soil/against Americans? interesting.

it also seems the NSA is obsessed with documenting history, which can only be a good thing. appears you’re not even allowed to throw out your own notes without checking first if it has historical value

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