Nearly thirty years after the Vietnam War
ended, the CIA released today a compendium of 174 formerly
classified documents covering the entire period from the
post-World War II breakup of colonial empires to the Communist
takeover of Saigon in 1975. The collection of declassified
estimative products is the first such release by the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) of documents exclusively on the
Vietnam war and is one of the largest such releases to date.
The compendium is entitled "Estimative
Products on Vietnam: 1948-1975", and the full text
of the 174 declassified Vietnam National Intelligence Estimates
(NIEs) is available on line from the Freedom
Of Information Act (FOIA) Web site - Vietnam Collection.