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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Experience the CIA's history through its museum of artifacts, stories, and an interactive timeline. Learn how a pigeon gathered intelligence, read about the final hunt for bin Laden, and see what was in an operative's "Escape and Evasion Survival Kit."

The CIA's online library is rich with publications on the history of intelligence community, the Cold War, and declassified collections such as "From Typist to Trailblazer: The Evolving View of Women in the CIA's Workforce."

With more than 8.5 million pages, the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government records were part of the largest single-topic declassification effort - and they are available here.

The World Factbook, the agency's most popular reference title, and the CIA Maps page offers downloads. There's a kids zone, too.