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The Cold War - Government Sources


The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) began in 1941 as the Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service (later the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service). It became part of the CIA in 1947. Its purpose was to provide translations of radio broadcasts in selected foreign countries. FBIS also encompassed the Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) which translated foreign language print media. In 1995, JPRS translations were merged with FBIS Daily Reports and became the Open Source Center (OSC) within the CIA in 2005. The CIA discontinued public access to OSC in 2013.

CIA Electronic Reading Room

Declassified and Freedom of Information Act State Department documents

Declassified and Freedom of Information Act Justice Department/FBI ddocuments

Declassified National Security Agency documents

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