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The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages
of declassified documents online. These documents were previously
physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the
National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
The published documents shed light on the agency's activities
throughout the Vietnam, Korean and Cold War conflicts.
It also includes documents pertaining to purported UFO sightings and
the organization's "Star Gate" program investigating possible
psychic abilities and what could be done with them.
The archive touches on the CIA extensive history as an
organization, from its inception up through the 1990s. "None of this
is cherry-picked, It's the full history. It's good and bads" said CIA
spokesperson Heather Fritz Horniak. Although the documents are
declassified, redactions do exist throughout the millions of pages.
The redactions -- which Horniak describes as light -- were done to
protect sources and methods that could potentially harm national
security, she explained.