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Overview video highlighting CIA's mission, structure and history.

Service Members from the U.S. Army Baker Company, 2/9 Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division and Thai soldiers from 7th Regiment, 7th Division, 3rd Royal Thai Army learning jungle survival from Thai Special Forces. Thai Special Forces instructor, Master…

Operation Market Garden (September 17-September 25, 1944) was an Allied military operation in World War II. Its tactical objectives were to secure a series of bridges over the main rivers of the German-occupied Netherlands by large-scale use of…

This film is a biography of Ho Chi Minh, political activities, French defeat, and Vietnam in the mid-1960s. - ARC 650763 / LI 263.2105

A training film by the Central Intelligence Agency on espionage techniques.

This film documents the effects of war on Laos. Footage shows bomb damage caused by B-52s, and civilians as they avoided bombing attacks. Scenes also show village life: a wedding, school activities, factories, a broadcast station, and military…

Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

Black propaganda was the specialty of the Morale Operations Branch of the OSS. Designed to look as though it had been produced by disgruntled Germans or Japanese, this misinformation was targeted to weaken Axis morale. For more about the OSS and the…

The OSS station in Bern, Switzerland, was so close to the German border that the site was nicknamed "Hitler's doorstep". Dulles served as Station Chief at this critical post and mounted numerous intelligence operations, including efforts to breach…

Watch CIA-developed robotic catfish and water sampler "Charlie" swim! To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

CORONA, America's first successful photoreconnaissance satellite, revolutionized the collection of intelligence in the 1960s. To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

General Donovan encouraged the Research & Development Branch of the OSS to fabricate weapons in house for officers in the field. Ranging from the incredibly complex to the remarkably simply, OSS knives and guns were intended for easy and effective…

Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

The Berlin Tunnel was a joint British and American operation to tap Soviet and East German communications lines in East Berlin. To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

Best known for guiding CIA during some of the most critical years of the Cold War, Helms worked in Secret Intelligence (SI) for the OSS and ran operatives out of Central Europe and Scandinavia. Though he did not deploy overseas until 1945, he made…

As head of OSS Secret Intelligence in London, Casey brought tenacity and determination to his mission of sending operatives to infiltrate Nazi Germany. He would also exhibit these same characteristics as Director of Central Intelligence 40 years…

CIA briefing film from the 1980's

The demands of unconventional warfare spurred the OSS to develop highly destructive sabotage mechanisms guaranteed to take the enemy by surprise. From "Aunt Jemima" (explosive baking flour) to the limpet mine, these weapons did not disappoint. For…

Overview of the Soviet Space Program, created by CIA's Global Video Program. Reagan watched this film on 10/14/82, according to his diary entry of that date. To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold War on CIA.gov's Historical…

Before assuming the Director's chair at Langley in 1973, Colby got his chops in intelligence as an OSS "Jedburgh." He famously led parachute teams behind enemy lines into France in 1944 and Norway the following year. For more about the history of the…

Overview of Soviet perceptions of the United States, created by CIA's Global Video Program. Reagan was interested in the subject and wrote how important it is to see "how others see us." To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold…

Footage of the Camp David Agreement signing ceremony. President Carter, President Sadat, and Prime Minister Begin are seated at a table facing the audience in the East Room of the White House. President Carter discusses the specifics of the…

Footage of Egyptian President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin's separate arrivals to Andrews Air Force Base on September 5, 1978 to attend the Camp David Summit. President Sadat was introduced by Vice-President Mondale upon his arrival. After thanking…

Vietnam - Combat and other activities. November and December 1965. 173rd Airborne Brigade, 101 Airborne Division, U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Medical Service, Engineers.

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Vietnam - April 1966. 25th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Calvary Division, And Special Forces; USAREU – 3rd Armor Division, "Operation Southern Arrow.''

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Vietnam - November 1966. 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry, 5th Special Forces, Naval River Patrol and Mekong Delta operations.

Combat and other activities in Vietnam (January/February 1966), 1st Infantry Division, Army Aviation Company, Army Engineer, 25th Infantry Division and ROK Forces - Honolulu Conference.

Vietnam - combat and other activity, January and February 1966 - 1st Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division, and establishment of new Special Forces "A'' camp at xóm Cát.

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Vietnam: combat and other activity, December 1965, January and February 1966 - 1st Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division, and missions of Army craft in buildup ff Cam Ranh Bay.

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Vietnam, June 1966: 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in "Operation Hawthorne'' and Army construction activities; 320th Artillery, 82d Airborne Division leaves Santa Domingo.

World War II scenes starting out with CU of Army Field Order No. 1, IX Troop Carrier Command, then shifts to a group of high ranking officers looking at Mosaic of Europe. Shows the joint chiefs of Staff at Shape Headquarters sitting around a long…

This program demonstrates functions of the Navy's frogmen commandos, the "SEALs." Reflects the excitement of parachute jump training, to the quiet of jungle patrols and a cross-section of life in this unique organization.

CIA film on the Chernobyl accident prepared by the Directorate of Intelligence for President Reagan.

Background material provided to the president in support of the Moscow Summit. To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold War on CIA.gov's Historical Collections Division page at http://go.usa.gov/XWQ.

Analyzes preparation, arrival, establishment, and "prevalent cover" for secret agents by presenting one movie within another, as introduced by Col. Robertson, chief of Schools and Training at Office of Strategic Services.

Reel 1: Gives examples of…

Civil Affairs forces support missions in every theater, in peace and war, throughout full spectrum operations. They are a combat multiplier for every commander. The role of Civil Affairs forces in support of civil-military operations is clarified for…

Excerpt from an interview with Command Sergeant Major Gary Mastroleo about his service as NCOIC of Detachment 1, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade during the Persian Gulf War.

Captain Sean Kelly of the 3rd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) delivering a Jumpmaster briefing in Truckee, California, 1994.

Pilots give a pre-jump briefing to members of the 3rd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Truckee, California, 1994.
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