ISCAP Resumes Posting of Declassified Documents
In April 2021 the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) resumed the posting on its website of documents the ISCAP declassified. The latest documents posted, from appeal 2011-003, are two National Intelligence Estimates concerning the space program of the Soviet Union in 1969 and 1971. The ISCAP voted to declassify additional information in each document. The documents are available at https://www.archives.gov/declassification/iscap/releases.
The two documents describe in detail the extent to which the U.S. Intelligence Community monitored the Soviet space program during the Cold War. Portions declassified in these documents include discussions of Soviet reconnaissance satellite targeting of the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Some portions remain redacted. Administrative markings are redacted under the statutory authority of the Central Intelligence Agency, 50 U.S.C. 3507. Portions redacted as 50X1 are exempt from declassification under section 3.3 of Executive Order 13526 because they would reveal details of intelligence collection that would harm current operations.