National Security Archive Reveals New Area 51 Docs; CIA Role in Iran Coup

A newly declassified CIA history of the U-2 program, obtained through FOIA by the National Security Archive, included documents providing details about the famed Nevada testing site Area 51. Read more about the documents obtained about the archive here.

Another batch of documents uncovered by the National Security Archive includes details about a covert U.S.-led operation to overthrow Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and his cabinet in 1953. All references to TPAJAX, the code name for the operation, were redacted in versions of the documents previously released. The National Security Archive’s Malcolm Byrne has more on ForeignPolicy.com.

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