A consolidated summary of intelligence compiled by the CIA on February 1, 1963. Topics include the Cuban situation, Soviet economy, Sino-Mongolian relations, the Congo, Togo, Iran, Indonesia-Malaysia relations, South Korea, Italy, Denmark’s Faeroe Islands problem, Brazil’s new Cabinet, Argentina’s financial crisis, the Chinese Navy, and Turkey’s first five-year plan.
This was a publicly released statement by Director of Central Intelligence John McCone. It was designed to silence the growing criticism from some members of Congress such as Senator Strom Thurmond (D-South Carolina) and Senator Kenneth Keating (R-New York) about the continued Soviet military presence in Cuba. With the criticism peaking in early February 1963, the administration made a concerted effort to be more publicly transparent about what it knew about the Soviet forces still in Cuba and what had been removed.
The Central Intelligence Briefing for September 19, 1963, including the Daily Brief. Topics include efforts to seat China at the United Nations, Chad, USSR, Algeria, South Africa, Congo, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, & Turkey.
The Central Intelligence Briefing for July 26, 1963, including the Daily Brief. Topics include South Vietnam, Egypt, Morocco, Common Market, France and NATO, and Venezuela.
The Central Intelligence Briefing for June 22, 1963, including the Daily Brief. Topics include Soviet leadership, and Sino-Soviet rift.
The Central Intelligence Briefing for April 24, 1963, including the Daily Brief. Topics include Haiti, Bolivia, UK trade with USSR, and Venezuela.
Faced with mounting Congressional criticism of the Kennedy’s administration’s transparency on the Soviet buildup in Cuba, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and John Hughes of the Defense Intelligence Agency laid out in unprecedented detail for television cameras and the reporters the intelligence information that gave the administration the confidence to say that no long-range nuclear missiles remained in Cuba.
A filmed program on the technology of aerial reconnaissance, including the U2 spyplane. Along with footage of the intelligence information they acquire, there are interviews with experts.
The Central Intelligence Briefing for December 17, 1962, including the Daily Brief. Topics include Sino-Soviet rift, Soviet block shipping to Cuba, disarmament, Brazil, Malaya-Singapore, Southern Rhodesia, and Belgium.
The United States Intelligence Board was often referred to during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here’s a list of its members at the time.
This 1965 filmed television report discusses some of the CIA’s espionage activities of the Cold War. It includes an interview with Allen Dulles, former Director of Central Intelligence.