Historians push for better access to declassified CIA documents

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Researchers have urged the CIA to provide them with a copy of the agency’s electronic database for searching declassified documents, so that they can seek greater insight into U.S. history. “Scholars have never been satisfied,” said Temple historian Richard Immerman, who has been working with declassified documents since the 1970s. “The problems hanging over classification have been severe, pretty much since the beginning, and the process has really not gotten much better. The problem is under-resourced and under-staffed, and those doing the work are under-trained.”