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Creating Global Intelligence

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Overview

Discover the back story of the US intelligence community by exploring "Creating Global Intelligence: The Creation of the US Intelligence Community and Lessons for the 21st Century", a collection of declassified documents from the late 1940s to the early 1950s that ultimately led to the establishment of the CIA. This 800+ collection allows history to come to life as well as giving perspectives on the complex issues that senior US Government officials grappled with when considering how to establish an enduring national intelligence capability.

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Documents in this Collection

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/specialCollection/cgi/1940/Presidential_order_establishing_Office_of_Emergency_Management_25_May_19

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d8392349

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/specialCollection/cgi/1941/Executive_Order_9001_(continued)_27_Dec_1941.pdf

Document Number: 50dde103993247d4d8392176

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/specialCollection/cgi/1941/Presidential_order_defining_status_and_function_of_the_Office_for_Emerge

Document Number: 50dde103993247d4d8392177

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/specialCollection/cgi/1941/Presidential_order_designating_coordinator_of_information_11_Jul_1941.pd

Document Number: 50dde103993247d4d8392175

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/specialCollection/cgi/1942/Executive_Order_9182_13_Jun_1942.pdf

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d839239e
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Executive_Order_9182_13_Jun_1942.pdf463.36 KB

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/specialCollection/cgi/1942/Military_order_OSS_13_June_1942.PDF

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d83923a1
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Military_order_OSS_13_June_1942.PDF226.58 KB

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/specialCollection/cgi/1942/Presidential_order_establishing_the_OSS_13_Jun_1942.pdf

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d83923a0

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/specialCollection/cgi/1942/Presidential_order_on_the_OSS_13_Jun_1942.pdf

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d839239f

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/specialCollection/cgi/1943/Executive_Order_9296_30_Jan_1943.pdf

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d83923a4
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Executive_Order_9296_30_Jan_1943.pdf230.76 KB

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/specialCollection/cgi/1943/Executive_Order_9312_9_Mar_1943.PDF

Document Number: 50dde104993247d4d83923a3
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Executive_Order_9312_9_Mar_1943.PDF105.2 KB

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