The Euro-Missiles Crisis
the INF Treaty
(Created October 17, 2011)
President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev signed the INF Treaty in
December 1987. The documents in this collection trace the history of the
process leading to the signing of the historic INF Treaty.
The Falklands Crisis
(Created August 2011)
In the first half of 1982 Great Britain and Argentina clashed over control of the
Falkland Islands. This document collection, benefiting from documents
declassified as recently as 2010, traces the origins of the conflict, Secretary of
State Haig's to mediate, and then the conflict itself.
(Photo: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)
The Strategic Defense Initiative
(Created March 2011)
President Reagan announced his intention to develop the Strategic Defense
Initiate (SDI) on March 23, 1983. This document collection traces the origins of
SDI through the end of the Reagan administration. The collection benefits from
documents released at the Reagan Library pursuant to FOIA requests released in
Letters Between President Reagan and General
Secretaries Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and
President Reagan sent or received over 100 letters to or from the General Secretary's of the Soviet
Union. The Ronald Reagan Library started releasing many of these letters in 2005. This
documentary collection provides links to the actual letters sent back and forth between President
Reagan and the General Secretary's of the Sovie Union.
National Security Council
National Security Planning Group Meeting
President Reagan chaired almost 350 meetings of the Naitonal Security Counil or
National Security Planning Group. The Reagan Library started releasing the
official meeting minutes from these meetings in 2005. This collection provide
links to the official meeting minutes of the NSC and NSPG.
National Security Decision Directives of the
This document set includes recentely released documents related to the Iran-
The Lebanon Files
This document set relates to President Reagan's decision to send American Marines to Beirut
in 1982 as part of a Multi-National Peacekeeping Force.
The Libyan Files
Official White House records documenting President Reagan's approach to containing
Qadhafi, as well as documents relating to Qadhafi's support of international terrorism.
Speeches and Speech Drafts
Head of State Files
Official memorandums of conversation between President Reagan and other
The Reagan-Gorbachev Summits
The White House official memorandums of conversation between President
Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev at the Summits in Geneva, Reykjavik,
Washington, Moscow and their farewell meeting at Governors