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The CIAs oldest documents declassified

The CIA has declassified six of their oldest documents, dating back to 1917.

According to the CIA, “one document outlines the chemicals and techniques necessary for developing certain types of secret writing ink and a method for opening sealed letters without detection. Another memorandum dated June 14, 1918 โ€” written in French โ€” reveals the formula used for German secret ink.”

The secrets can now be revealed, CIA Director Leon Panetta says in a statement, because “recent advancements in technology” apparently make the methods obsolete.

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Story: Mark Memmott, National News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

One thought on “The CIAs oldest documents declassified

  1. They took their own sweet time in releasing the documents ๐Ÿ™
    What happened to the 30 year secrecy convention?

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