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WikiLeaks Releases the Carter Cables
WASHINGTON - Today WikiLeaks releases the Carter Cables, 367,174 US diplomatic cables and associated records coinciding with the first year of President Jimmy Carter’s administration and the appointment of Secretary of State Cyrus Roberts Vance in 1977. They expand the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) to 2,325,961 documents. WikiLeaks PlusD continues to be the largest searchable body of US diplomatic archives available.
The Carter Cables cover most US international involvements and interests during 1977 from the world’s reaction to the US invention of the neutron bomb to Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar El Sadat’s visit to Israel.
The private political activities of many still-influential figures are documented — from the current Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt to President Carter himself — making the Carter Cables a substantial resource for journalists and reseachers.
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This release includes 1,073 extremely sensitive "NODIS CHEROKEE" (Secretary of State only) coded cables, 12,927 highly sensitive "EYES ONLY" or "NODIS" (No Distribution) records, 16,197 sensitive "EXDIS" (EXclusive DIStribution) or "STADIS" (STAte Department DIStibution only) records, and 86,210 classified records marked as SECRET or CONFIDENTIAL.
The Carter Cables were obtained by WikiLeaks through the process described here after formal declassification by the US National Archives and Records Administration earlier this year.
To search the Carter Cables use WikiLeaks PlusD Search.
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