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President Gerald R. Ford Meeting with Members of the Commission on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Activities within the U.S. in the Oval Office after Receiving Their Report

President Gerald R. Ford Meeting with Members of the Commission on Cen...

This photograph depicts President Gerald R. Ford meeting with Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Commission on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Activities Within the U.S., and Commission me... More

President Gerald R. Ford Signing the Bush Family Bible for George and Barbara Bush following the Swearing-in of George Bush as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

President Gerald R. Ford Signing the Bush Family Bible for George and ...

Gerald R. Ford White House Photographs Public domain photograph of US government, White House, Office of President of the United States of America, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

911:  President George W. Bush at Camp David

911: President George W. Bush at Camp David

Original caption: President George W. Bush meets with Chief of Staff Andy Card, left, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George Tenet at Camp David in Thur... More

M-209 - A brown box with four keys inside of it

M-209 - A brown box with four keys inside of it

The M-209 is a mechanical cipher device. Designed by Boris Hagelin, the machine was widely used by the U.S. Army during World War II. Compact and portable, it used a series of rotors to encode and decode secret... More

East Germans Fortify Border - A black and white photo of a city street

East Germans Fortify Border - A black and white photo of a city street

November 1961. East Germans fortify the border at the Brandenburg Gate, expanding the concrete wall and adding a barbed-wire fence. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Public domain maps, CIA

Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Public domain maps, CIA

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Guinea. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Guinea. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

1962 Cuba Missiles (30848755396) - Public domain map

1962 Cuba Missiles (30848755396) - Public domain map

Map created by American intelligence showing Surface-to-Air Missile Activity in Cuba, 5 September 1962

Bodyworn Surveillance Equipment - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

Bodyworn Surveillance Equipment - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Ag...

An intelligence officer’s clothing, accessories, and behavior must be as unremarkable as possible — their lives (and others’) may depend on it. This is a responsibility that operational artisans, technicians, a... More

Les Marguerites Fleuriront ce Soir - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Les Marguerites Fleuriront ce Soir - Flickr - The Central Intelligence...

Les Marguerites Fleuriront ce Soir (the daisies will bloom at night) by Jeffrey W. Bass Oil on Canvas, 2006 Donated by Richard J. Guggenhime When France fell under the Nazi boot in June 1940, Great Britain stoo... More

M-209 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

M-209 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

The M-209 is a mechanical cipher device. Designed by Boris Hagelin, the machine was widely used by the U.S. Army during World War II. Compact and portable, it used a series of rotors to encode and decode secret... More

New Headquarters Building (NHB) - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

New Headquarters Building (NHB) - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Ag...

By the early 1980s, it was clear that the Agency needed to expand beyond the Original Headquarters Building (OHB). Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates presented a design that was functional for the Agency's n... More

Pointy-Talky Language Chart - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Pointy-Talky Language Chart - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Dari is the language commonly spoken by the tribes of northern Afghanistan. Americans not fluent in Dari could use this chart to communicate basic words and phrases in written and spoken phonetic Dari by speak... More

Route 123 Memorial - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

Route 123 Memorial - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

On May 24, 2002, Agency officers dedicated the Route 123 Memorial to two fallen colleagues. The Memorial is located on the west side of the Virginia Route 123 entrance (alongside the outbound right lane). It in... More

Sadat and Mubarak - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Sadat and Mubarak - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) and Hosni Mubarak, Commander of the Air Force and Egyptian Deputy Minister of Defense, go over war plans. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in ... More

Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agen...

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War." For more information, visit www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-pu...

UN Checkpoint - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

UN Checkpoint - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

A convoy of Egyptian trucks pass through the United Nations checkpoint. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War." For more information, visit www.cia.gov/lib... More

The Central Intelligence Agency - Langley, Va. President Carter attends the swearing-in of Admiral Stansfield Turner as the Director of the CIA.

The Central Intelligence Agency - Langley, Va. President Carter attend...

Carter White House Photographs: Presidential Public domain photograph - White house, President of the United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Statue to William Donovan, director of the C.I.A predecessor agency, and a marker to the C.I.A's fallen at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, Langley, Virginia

Statue to William Donovan, director of the C.I.A predecessor agency, a...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of CIA headquarters, Langley, Virginia

Aerial view of CIA headquarters, Langley, Virginia

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historical building, landmark architecture, world heritage, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates (left), presents awards to six DOD Intelligence Experts on Jan. 14, 1993 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  OSD Package No. A07D-00096 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates (left), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... More

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates, presents awards to six DOD Intelligence Experts on Jan. 14, 1993 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  OSD Package No. A07D-00096 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates, present...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... More

CORONA Film - A black container with a lid and a spool sticking out of it

CORONA Film - A black container with a lid and a spool sticking out of...

CORONA is America’s first successful photographic reconnaissance satellite. When introduced in the 1960s, it revolutionized the collection of intelligence. CORONA’s first mission in August 1960 provided more ph... More

Robot Fish "Charlie" - A large fish statue on a metal pole

Robot Fish "Charlie" - A large fish statue on a metal pole

CIA's Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs developed the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) fish to study aquatic robot technology. The UUV fish contains a pressure hull, ballast system, and communicatio... More

One-Time Pads - A piece of paper with a picture of a building on it

One-Time Pads - A piece of paper with a picture of a building on it

One-time pads (OTP) are used to encode/decode agent communications. They are issued in matching sets of two: one for the encoder and one for the decoder, and no two pages are alike. Each sheet contains a rando... More

Persian Gulf War Leaflets

Persian Gulf War Leaflets

These CIA-produced leaflets were used during the Persian Gulf War. Copies of the leaflets were air-dropped over a selected area before an Allied bombing run. The leaflets gave the civilian people time to evacua... More

U. S. Tanks at Checkpoint Charlie

U. S. Tanks at Checkpoint Charlie

Oct. 27, 1961. On the western side of the border at Checkpoint Charlie, U. S. tanks stand guard as the face-off with the Soviets continues into the night. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Be... More

Checkpoint Charlie - A group of men standing next to a tank

Checkpoint Charlie - A group of men standing next to a tank

Oct. 25, 1961. U. S. tanks move up to Checkpoint Charlie following a dispute with East Germany over American access to East Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known ... More

Michael Finder and Willy Finder

Michael Finder and Willy Finder

Oct. 7, 1961. Four-year-old Michael Finder of East Germany is tossed by his father into a net held by residents across the border in West Berlin. The father, Willy Finder, then prepares to make the jump himself... More

East German Police - A black and white photo of a group of police officers

East German Police - A black and white photo of a group of police offi...

Sept. 24, 1961. As residents of Bernauer Strasse are forcibly evacuated from their homes, the East German police use mirrors to blind reporters and photographers in the West. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart... More

A Mother in East Berlin

A Mother in East Berlin

Late August 1961. With the East German police looking the other way, a mother in East Berlin hands her young son across the border to his father. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

West Berlin Demonstration

West Berlin Demonstration

Aug. 16, 1961. An estimated 250,000 people turn out in West Berlin to denounce the sealing off of the East Zone and to hear West Berlin Mayor Willi Brandt compare the move to Adolf Hitler's occupation of the Rh... More

Burundi. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Burundi. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Bermuda. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Bermuda. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Bolivia. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Bolivia. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Honduras. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Honduras. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

1945 Venzia Giulia Italy (30249113773)
1971 Afghanistan (30253171324) - Public domain map
Captured Tanks - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Captured Tanks - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Israelis repair captured tanks during the Arab-Israeli War. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War." For more information, visit www.cia.gov/library/publica... More

Carter and Sadat, September 5, 1978 (10729500636)

Carter and Sadat, September 5, 1978 (10729500636)

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Carter Library

Carter greeting CIA personnel at Headquarters as Admiral Stanfield Turner, Director of the CIA looks on (10729743563)
CIA Library - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

CIA Library - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

The CIA's library is a valuable resource to Agency employees and is available to Agency personnel only. It contains approximately 125,000 books and subscribes to about 1,700 periodicals. The library maintains t... More

Egyptian President Sadat with President Carter, April 1977 (10729445855)
Enigma Machine - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Enigma Machine - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet th... More

Israeli Tanks in Sinai - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Israeli Tanks in Sinai - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Israeli tanks move through the Sinai during the Arab-Israeli War - © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War." For more in... More

Soviet tanks in Berlin 1961

Soviet tanks in Berlin 1961

Italiano: Carri sovietici T-55 schierati davanti al Checkpoint Charlie il 28 ottobre 1961, fronteggiano i mezzi corazzati americani

The World Factbook - Australia - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (22)

The World Factbook - Australia - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Age...

A view in Kings Canyon, a natural wonder in Australia's Outback. Visit The World Factbook for more information about Australia.

U.S. delegation pose for a group photo with Air Force personnel during the flight to Tuzla, Bosnia - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

U.S. delegation pose for a group photo with Air Force personnel during...

December 22, 1997: President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Senators Joseph Biden and Robert Dole, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and other members of the U.S. delegation pose for a g... More

Underwater Ice Station Zebra, 4 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Underwater Ice Station Zebra, 4 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Ag...

Part of the sunken HEXAGON film capsule photographed by the USNS De Steiguer “search fish” on 20 October 1971 at 16,400 feet. (Source: Attachment to declassified CIA document, Deep Sea Recovery of HEXAGON Recov... More

West Berlin - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

West Berlin - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

A typical street in West Berlin circa 1958, with modern buildings and stores that are well-stocked with consumer goods. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall." For more information, ... More

Photograph of Central Intelligence Agency Director George H. W. Bush Listening Intently during a Meeting to Discuss the Situation in Lebanon

Photograph of Central Intelligence Agency Director George H. W. Bush L...

This photograph depicts Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George H. W. Bush listening intently during a meeting following the assassinations of Ambassador to Lebanon Francis E. Meloy, Jr. and Economic ... More

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates, presents awards to six DOD Intelligence Experts on Jan. 14, 1993 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  OSD Package No. A07D-00096 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Thomas Gates, present...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... More

911:  President George W. Bush Addresses Joint Session of Congress

911: President George W. Bush Addresses Joint Session of Congress

Original caption: President George W. Bush meets with his National Security Advisers via video conference at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. Also pictured from left are: Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff... More

911:  President George W. Bush with Senior Officials in Oval Office

911: President George W. Bush with Senior Officials in Oval Office

Original caption: President George W. Bush meets with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George Tenet, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office of the... More

"Belly Buster" Hand-Crank Audio Drill

"Belly Buster" Hand-Crank Audio Drill

CIA used the “Belly Buster” drill during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It would drill holes into masonry for implanting audio devices. After assembly, the base of the drill was held firmly against the stomach... More

Enigma Machine - Public domain dedication image

Enigma Machine - Public domain dedication image

During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet th... More

Enigma Machine - A close up of a piece of wood with a logo on it

Enigma Machine - A close up of a piece of wood with a logo on it

During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet th... More

West Berliners - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a fence

West Berliners - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a f...

Nov. 30, 1961. As the holiday season approaches, West Berliners try to stay in contact with friends in East Berlin by waving to them across the border. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Soviet Tanks near Checkpoint Charlie

Soviet Tanks near Checkpoint Charlie

Oct. 27, 1961. Soviet tanks gather near Checkpoint Charlie where they engage in a tense face-off with U.S. tanks positioned on the western side. From "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Klemkestrasse - A black and white photo of a train on a track

Klemkestrasse - A black and white photo of a train on a track

Oct. 20, 1961. Single family houses being demolished at Klemkestrasse on the eastern side of the border between East and West Berlin. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

East German Police - A couple of people that are standing in the street

East German Police - A couple of people that are standing in the stree...

October 1961. East German police officers guarding the border zone, as seen through a hole in the Berlin Wall at the intersection of Zimmerstrasse and Markgrafenstrasse. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Bui... More

East German Soldiers - A group of men standing next to each other

East German Soldiers - A group of men standing next to each other

Early September 1961. East German soldiers turn away a couple trying to cross the border into West Berlin. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Azerbaijan. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Azerbaijan. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Belarus. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Belarus. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Belize. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Belize. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Cuba. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Cuba. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Denmark. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Denmark. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Guam. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Guam. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Ireland. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Ireland. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

1950 International Trade (30583518780)
1951 Indochina (30583518180) - Public domain map
2012 Africa Population Density (30249983173)

2012 Africa Population Density (30249983173)

2012 Africa Population Density

24 Warsaw Pact War Plan - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

24 Warsaw Pact War Plan - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

June 1968. This map was developed by the CIA to show the Warsaw Pact war plan for the central region of Europe. According to the June 18, 1968 Summary Intelligence Memorandum from the CIA Directorate of Intell... More

Berlin (30249400893) - Public domain geographic map
BodywornSurveillanceEquipment - A couple of mannequins standing next to each other

BodywornSurveillanceEquipment - A couple of mannequins standing next t...

An intelligence officer’s clothing, accessories, and behavior must be as unremarkable as possible — their lives (and others’) may depend on it. This is a responsibility that operational artisans, technicians, a... More

Carter makes remarks before departing for the Camp David, September 3, 1978 (10729725993)
Carter, Sadat, and Begin, September 6, 1978 (10729510144)

Carter, Sadat, and Begin, September 6, 1978 (10729510144)

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Carter Library

Checkpoint Charlie - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Checkpoint Charlie - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Dec. 4, 1961. Under the eye of East German soldiers and police officers, construction workers install a tank barrier on the eastern side of Checkpoint Charlie. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of ... More

Christmas Eve 1961 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Christmas Eve 1961 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

On Christmas Eve 1961, West Berliners wave to loved ones on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall." For more information, visit CIA's Historical ... More

CIA Terrain Process Photos (30249693513)

CIA Terrain Process Photos (30249693513)

CIA Terrain Process Photos, showing the steps for creating a shaded relief map of present-day Rwanda and Burundi

DCI Allen W. Dulles’s Stamps - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

DCI Allen W. Dulles’s Stamps - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agenc...

Former OSS officer Allen W. Dulles was the longest serving DCI from 1953 to 1961. To many, this period was the “Golden Age” of the CIA, for it was under Dulles that the Agency matured and developed its charact... More

DDCIA-Gina-Haspel-highres (25953435177)

DDCIA-Gina-Haspel-highres (25953435177)

Gina Haspel was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on February 7, 2017. In this position, she assists the D/CIA in managing intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, coun... More

Former Soviet Pilot Viktor Belenko’s Knee Pad Notebook with Flight Data - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Former Soviet Pilot Viktor Belenko’s Knee Pad Notebook with Flight Dat...

Soviet Lt. Viktor I. Belenko carried two personal items – this knee-pad notebook with flight data and a military identity document – on his dramatic flight to freedom in a MiG 25 Foxbat fighter from the USSR to... More

Israeli Prime Minister Begin arrives in the US for a State Visit (10729731996)

Israeli Prime Minister Begin arrives in the US for a State Visit (1072...

Israeli Prime Minister Begin arrives in the US for a State Visit

Petraeus' Swearing-In - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Petraeus' Swearing-In - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Vice President Joe Biden swears in incoming CIA director David Petraeus with his wife, Holly Petraeus, in the Roosevelt Room of the West Wing, September 6, 2011. Also pictured are Director of National Intellige... More

Sadat and Begin and their delegations at Camp David, September 17, 1978 (10729559195)
Triple handshake with Carter, Sadat, and Begin in the East Room, September 17, 1978 (10729859923)
Underwater Ice Station Zebra 49 - DSV-1 Transported to NUM (2009003001b) - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Underwater Ice Station Zebra 49 - DSV-1 Transported to NUM (2009003001...

Trieste II (DSV-1) being transferred from San Diego to the Naval Undersea Museum, 1988. (Credit: Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA). For more information, visit www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-coll... More

Underwater Ice Station Zebra, 17 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

Underwater Ice Station Zebra, 17 - Flickr - The Central Intelligence A...

HEXAGON film capsule encoder. (Source: Attachment to declassified CIA document, Deep Sea Recovery of HEXAGON Recovery Vehicle 1201-3, dated 24 May 1972.) For more information, visit www.cia.gov/library/publicat... More

West Berliners - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

West Berliners - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency (1)

Nov. 30, 1961. As the holiday season approaches, West Berliners try to stay in contact with friends in East Berlin by waving to them across the border. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berl... More

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-8309-04] Secretary's Open Forum session in Loy Henderson Auditorium, featuring address on open source intelligence by Robert David Steele, former Central intelligence Agency official and Marine Corps intelligence officer, and Chief Executive Officer of OSS.Net. [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-8309-04_DSC_0400.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-8309-04] Secretary's Open Forum session in Loy H...

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-8309-04] Secretary's Open Forum session in Loy Henderson Auditorium, featuring address on open source intelligence by Robert David Steele, former Central intelligence Agency official and M... More

U. S. Military Police Escort U. S. Diplomats

U. S. Military Police Escort U. S. Diplomats

Oct. 26, 1961. Members of the U. S. Military Police escort U. S. diplomats through barriers as they cross into East Berlin. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

U.S. Military Police - A black and white photo of a city street

U.S. Military Police - A black and white photo of a city street

Oct. 26, 1961. U.S. Military Police jeeps move in to help U. S. diplomats who were stopped at the border while returning from East Berlin. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Propaganda Sign in East Berlin

Propaganda Sign in East Berlin

Sept.15, 1961. A propaganda sign in East Berlin proclaims: “Building our socialism goes on.” From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

East German Soldiers - A black and white photo of a group of soldiers

East German Soldiers - A black and white photo of a group of soldiers

Late August 1961. Two East German soldiers dig holes for a new barbed wire fence near Potsdamer Platz. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

Armed Border Guards - A black and white photo of two men sitting on a fence

Armed Border Guards - A black and white photo of two men sitting on a ...

Aug. 13, 1961. After the Soviets announced the decree that closed off access to West Berlin, Berliners awoke to armed border guards. From the booklet "A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall."

President Kennedy Meets with Khrushchev

President Kennedy Meets with Khrushchev

President John F. Kennedy (left) meets with Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (center), on June 4, 1961, prior to formal talks at the Vienna Summit, which were charac... More

Children in East Berlin

Children in East Berlin

Children play in the Soviet-controlled section of Berlin circa 1958. The signs in the background include slogans promoting socialism and an East German youth group called Berlin Pioneers. From the booklet "A ... More

UAE, United Arab Emirates, Public domain maps, CIA

UAE, United Arab Emirates, Public domain maps, CIA

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

Australia. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

Australia. Public domain maps, CIA - Public domain map

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print ... More

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