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NSA/CSS 60th Anniversary Timeline - 1960s

Significant Events | Media | Photos | Documents

Significant Events

  • 1960 - Martin & Mitchell
    The defection of these NSA employees to the Soviet Union prompted tighter personnel security measures.
  • 1961 - Specialist James Davis, USA, killed in combat in Vietnam
    The first soldier killed was an advisor to a South Vietnamese Radio Research unit.
  • 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
    SIGINT played a critical role in defusing this event that had the world on edge.

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Media

NSA 60th Anniversary 1960s Media Files

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Snippet from News Conference Held in Moscow Regarding Mitchell and Martin Defection - 1 July 1960 Text Read Transcript Number 1Audio Listen to Audio
Brigadier General John Tiltman speaks about the TUNNY machine - 1 September 1960 Text Read Transcript Number 1Audio Listen to Audio
The President's TV Address to the Nation Regarding North Vietnam's Attack on U.S. Ships - 4 August 1964 Text Read Transcript Number 1Audio Listen to Audio
President Johnson and Sec of State McNamara discuss upcoming statement at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings about Gulf of Tonkin Attacks - 19 February 1968 Text Read Transcript Number 1Audio Listen to Audio
Brigadier General John Tiltman talks about French Security - 14 September 1969 Text Read Transcript Number 1Audio Listen to Audio

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Photos

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Documents

Please Note: These historical documents are PDF images of formerly classified carbon paper and reports that have been declassified. Due to the age and poor quality of some of the PDF images, a screen reader may not be able to process the images into word documents. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, individuals may request that the government provide auxiliary aids or services to ensure effective communication of the substance of the documents. For such requests, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 301-688-6524.

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Historical Document | Date Posted: Nov 7, 2012

 
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