Historical Documents

Here you can find a selection of historical documents by different authors, which have been selected by SIPER as particulary relevant for a critical examination of the issues of war and peace.

  • Arming for Deterrence

    Arming for Deterrence

    Date
    July 2016
    Author
    Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff & Maciej Olex-Szczytowski
    Publisher
    Atlantic Council
    Language
    english
    Pages
    20 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (3,81 MB/PDF)
  • CIA: Eyes Only

    CIA: Eyes Only

    Date
    June 2016
    Author
    secret
    Publisher
    CIA
    Language
    english
    Pages
    2 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (46,42 KB/PDF)
  • CIA: Description Of Physical Pressures

    CIA: Description Of Physical Pressures

    Date
    June 2016
    Author
    secret
    Publisher
    CIA
    Language
    english
    Pages
    3 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (135,54 KB/PDF)
  • CIA: Clinical

    CIA: Clinical

    Date
    June 2016
    Author
    secret
    Publisher
    CIA
    Language
    english
    Pages
    2 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (26,81 KB/PDF)
  • The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

    The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

    Date
    September 2015
    Author
    Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D.
    Publisher
    University of Ottawa
    Language
    english
    Pages
    79 pages
    Country
    Canada
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (2,07 MB/PDF)
  • Commitee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program

    Commitee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program

    Date
    December 2014
    Author
    United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Publisher
    U.S. Senate
    Language
    english
    Pages
    499 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (62,64 MB/PDF)
  • Wikileaks Podesta Email-ID 3774

    Wikileaks Podesta Email-ID 3774

    E-mail between former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, Counselor to President Barack Obama, stating that the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region // Source: wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774

    Date
    September 2014
    Author
    Hillary Clinton & John Podesta
    Publisher
    Wikileaks
    Language
    english
    Pages
    1 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Generic Download (18,77 KB/EML)
  • Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21, 2013

    Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21, 2013

    Date
    September 2014
    Author
    Richard Lloyd & Theodore A. Postol
    Publisher
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Language
    english
    Pages
    23 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (6,23 MB/PDF)
  • Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

    Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

    Date
    September 2014
    Author
    Martin Gilens & Benjamin I. Page
    Publisher
    American Political Science Association
    Language
    english
    Pages
    18 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
  • Department of Defense Information Report (Judicial Watch FOIA Declassified

    Department of Defense Information Report (Judicial Watch FOIA Declassified "Secret" Intelligence Report)

    Date
    August 2012
    Author
    Department of Defense
    Publisher
    Judicial Watch
    Language
    english
    Pages
    7 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (582,3 KB/PDF)
  • Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 911 World Trade Center Catastrophe

    Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 911 World Trade Center Catastrophe

    Date
    February 2009
    Author
    Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley & Bradley R. Larsen
    Publisher
    The Open Chemical Physics Journal
    Language
    english
    Pages
    25 pages
    Country
    Denmark
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (9,88 MB/PDF)
  • The 9/11 Commission Report

    The 9/11 Commission Report

    Date
    July 2004
    Author
    Thomas H. Kean, Lee H. Hamilton, Richard Ben-Veniste, Bob Kerrey, Fred F. Fiedling, John F. Lehman, Jamie S. Gorelick, Timothy J. Roemer, Slade Gorton, James R. Thompson
    Publisher
    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
    Language
    english
    Pages
    567 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (7,22 MB/PDF)
  • Report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 [full, censored report]

    Report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 [full, censored report]

    Date
    December 2002
    Author
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    Publisher
    US Senate & House
    Language
    english
    Pages
    832 pages (Official report without the censored 28 pages from part four starting at page 395.)
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (5,52 MB/PDF)
  • Report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 [28 initially censored pages]

    Report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 [28 initially censored pages]

    Date
    December 2002
    Author
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    Publisher
    US Senate & House
    Language
    english
    Pages
    28 pages (28 initially censored pages from part four of the official report, starting at page 395.)
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (4,91 MB/PDF)
  • Talking Points for Rumsfeld-Franks Meeting

    Talking Points for Rumsfeld-Franks Meeting

    Date
    November 2001
    Author
    Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense
    Publisher
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Language
    english
    Pages
    3 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (71,75 KB/PDF)
  • Rebuilding America's Defences

    Rebuilding America's Defences

    Date
    September 2000
    Author
    Donald Kagan, Gary Schmitt & Thomas Donnelly
    Publisher
    Project for a New American Century
    Language
    english
    Pages
    76 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (852,85 KB/PDF)
  • Joint Vision 2020 (Full Spectrum Dominance)

    Joint Vision 2020 (Full Spectrum Dominance)

    Date
    January 2000
    Author
    US Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Publisher
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Language
    english
    Pages
    36 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (3,37 MB/PDF)
  • Skunks, Bogies, Silent Hounds, and the Flying Fish: The Gulf of Tonkin Mystery, 2-4 August 1964

    Skunks, Bogies, Silent Hounds, and the Flying Fish: The Gulf of Tonkin Mystery, 2-4 August 1964

    Date
    February 1998
    Author
    Robert J. Hanyok
    Publisher
    NSA
    Language
    english
    Pages
    55 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (4,53 MB/PDF)
  • Operation Chaos

    Operation Chaos

    Date
    April 1976
    Author
    Frank Church, John G. Tower, Philip A. Hart, Walter F. Mondale, Walter D. Huddleston, Robert Morgan, Gary Hart, William G. Miller, Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Curtis R. Smothers & Audrey Hatry
    Publisher
    Senate Select Committee to study Governmental Operations with respect to Intelligence Activities (Church Commission)
    Language
    english
    Pages
    396 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (7,22 MB/PDF)
  • Richtlinie Nr. 176 zur Entwicklung und Bearbeitung Operativer Vorgänge

    Richtlinie Nr. 176 zur Entwicklung und Bearbeitung Operativer Vorgänge

    Date
    January 1976
    Author
    Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (Stasi)
    Publisher
    Stasi Records Agency (BStU)
    Language
    german
    Pages
    54 pages
    Country
    Germany
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (500,33 KB/PDF)
  • Report From Iron Mountain - On The Possibility And Desirability Of Peace

    Report From Iron Mountain - On The Possibility And Desirability Of Peace

    Date
    November 1967
    Author
    "The Special Study Group" (authors unknown, presumably John Kenneth Galbraith)
    Publisher
    Dial Press
    Language
    english
    Pages
    79 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (717,16 KB/PDF)
  • Countering Criticism of the Warren Report

    Countering Criticism of the Warren Report

    SIPER wants to thank the Mary Ferrell Foundation for their friendly support // www.maryferrell.org

    Date
    January 1967
    Author
    name redacted
    Publisher
    CIA
    Language
    english
    Pages
    3 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (355,99 KB/PDF)
  • Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (Operation Northwoods)

    Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (Operation Northwoods)

    Date
    March 1962
    Author
    General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Publisher
    The Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense
    Language
    english
    Pages
    15 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (777,16 KB/PDF)
  • I. Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

    I. Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

    Date
    August 1949
    Author
    196 states
    Language
    english
    Pages
    28 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (237,7 KB/PDF)
  • II. Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

    II. Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

    Date
    August 1949
    Author
    196 states
    Language
    english
    Pages
    23 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (209,71 KB/PDF)
  • III. Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

    III. Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

    Date
    August 1949
    Author
    196 states
    Language
    english
    Pages
    78 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (524,48 KB/PDF)
  • IV. Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

    IV. Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

    Date
    August 1949
    Author
    196 states
    Language
    english
    Pages
    69 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (485,92 KB/PDF)
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Date
    December 1948
    Author
    United Nations Department of Public Information, NY
    Language
    english
    Pages
    8 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (115,52 KB/PDF)
  • UN (1945) - Charter of The United Nations and Statute of The International Court of Justice

    UN (1945) - Charter of The United Nations and Statute of The International Court of Justice

    Date
    June 1945
    Author
    United Nations
    Language
    english
    Pages
    55 pages
    Country
    Worldwide
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (2,93 MB/PDF)
  • War Is A Racket

    War Is A Racket

    Date
    January 1935
    Author
    Smedley Butler
    Language
    english
    Pages
    14 pages
    Country
    United States
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (39,19 KB/PDF)
  • General Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellogg-Briand Pact)

    General Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellogg-Briand Pact)

    Date
    August 1928
    Author
    Sir James Eric Drummond & Herluf Zahle
    Publisher
    League of Nations
    Language
    english
    Pages
    5 pages
    Country
    Worldwide
    File
    Adobe PDF Download (206,24 KB/PDF)