The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents. It also serves as an advocacy organization to defend and expand citizen access to government information. Since its creation, the Archive has filed over 40,000 targeted Freedom of Information and declassification requests to more than 200 offices and agencies of the United States. As a result, more than 10 million pages of previously secret U.S. government documents have been made public.