U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
This is a copy of a draft report produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the mid-1970s
on the 1953 Coup d'etat in Iran, titled "The Battle for Iran." The document's Foreward describes the report as an "account of the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in the political action operation that altered the course of history in Iran... It is based on files remaining in the [CIA Near East] Division (although the great bulk of the correspondence and traffic dealing with the operation was destroyed in 1962), on the draft history written in 1954 by Dr. [Redacted-- Donald N. Wilber], on personal interviews with a number of active and retired Agency officers who participated in the action, on Central Reference Service personality files, and on a variety of open sources."
In the document's release notes, the National Security Archive stated that "As a rough approximation, about 40 of the 150 pages include some amount of newly released material,
This particular copy of the report was declassified in 2014.