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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released more than 300 newly declassified documents on intelligence and presidential policymaking during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. In conjunction with the document release, a symposium will be hosted by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The symposium, titled Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency, will examine the pivotal Balkan conflict and the role of intelligence in informing senior policymakers. The release of these declassified documents by the CIA will shed light on the supporting role intelligence played in the Clinton Administration’s policy decisions during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, the worst armed conflict in Europe since World War II. The collection highlights the accomplishments of the Director of Central Intelligence Interagency Balkan Task Force in streamlining intelligence for decision makers through a groundbreaking level of collaboration among federal agencies.

Scheduled symposium speakers include former Secretary of State and United Nations Ambassador, Madeleine Albright; former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Wesley Clark; former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore, Leon Fuerth; former National Security Advisor, Samuel Berger; and former CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence, John Gannon. President Bill Clinton is scheduled to provide the keynote address.

This declassification effort marks the youngest historical collection ever released in the CIA Historical Review Program’s (HRP) 20-year existence. The HRP, part of CIA Information Management Services, identifies, collects and produces historically relevant collections of declassified materials. To access the complete collection of declassified documents contained in Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency go to the CIA's website.

Symposium booklet available for download here.

The symposium will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. The event is by invitation only but will be live streamed at www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

Collection Highlights:
Presidential Review Directive 1-U.S. Policy Regarding the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia
Principals Committee Meeting on Bosnia, February 5, 1993
Minutes of PC Meeting on Bosnia, April 23, 1994
Memo to President Clinton, September 14, 1994 re Principals Committee Review of Bosnia Policy
Memo to President Clinton, November 27, 1994 re Bosnia Policy after Fall of Bihac
Memo to President Clinton, December 13, 1994 re Principals Review of Bosnia Policy
Memo to President Clinton, January 13, 1995 re Update on Bosnia and Croatia
Memo to President Clinton, March 9, 1995 re U.S. Participation in NATO
Memo to President Clinton, May 2, 1995 re Principals Review of Bosnia
Memo to President Clinton, May 29, 1995 re Policy for Bosnia
Memo to President Clinton, June 7, 1995 re Principals Review of Bosnia Policy
Memo to President Clinton, July 15, 1995 re Principals July 14 Conclusions on Bosnia
Memo to President Clinton, July 19, 1995 re Bosnia Next Steps
Memo to President Clinton, August 25, 1995 re Bosnian End-Game Strategy
Memo to President Clinton, September 11, 1995 re Drop-by at the Principals Meeting on Bosnia
Memo to President Clinton, September 23, 1995 re Your Participation in Principals Committee Meeting on Bosnia
Memo to President Clinton, November 22, 1995 re Your Participation in Principals Committee Meeting on Bosnia

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