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CIA Puts History Out in Open With Millions of Online Records

  • Agency releases 12 million pages on wars, reconaissance
  • Officials look to artificial intelligence to review documents

The Central Intelligence Agency is putting its clandestine history out in the open with a declassified trove of 12 million pages that’s available online.

Documents covering the agency’s work from the 1940s through 1990s were previously accessible -- but only by visiting the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The CIA is required to declassify most records that are 25 years or older.