ODNI launches online portal for Argentina declassification project

On April 12, at the request of the President of the United States, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a fourth and final tranche of records for the U.S. Declassification Project for Argentina.

Today’s release marked the completion of the project, which originated with a personal request by Argentine President Mauricio Macri in 2016 to provide the Government of Argentina with declassified records related to human rights abuses committed during the military occupancy of Argentina between 1975 and 1984. Previous tranches of records were released in April 2016, December 2016, and April 2017.

The final release of records is the result of a multi-year effort that involved 16 departments and agencies of the U.S. federal government, including the Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Archives and Records Administration, the archives of four presidential libraries, and several components of the Department of Defense.

A formal ceremony, including the official transfer of the records, took place this morning at the National Archives and Records Center in Washington, D.C.

Following the event, an online portal housing the entire collection of records declassified and released for the project launched at intel.gov/argentina. The online portal is hosted by ODNI and contains nearly 50,000 pages.

The project is the largest government-to-government declassification release in United States history. These newly declassified records represent a continued commitment by the United States to promote justice and reconciliation in Argentina, to underscore the importance of transparency, and to highlight our shared commitment to human rights.

Source: ODNI