National Archives puts400,000 State records online

Documents include reports on interviews with Moshe Dayan, Syrian defense leaders from Yom Kippur War period.

The National Archives is putting more than 400,00 State Dept. records and telegrams online, covering the years 1973 and 1974, Government Computer News reports.

The documents—from State’s Central Foreign Policy Files database—consist of historical telegrams, index references to paper documents created in 1974, and withdrawal notices for telegrams and documents that could not be made public for national security reasons. Included among the records are reports of television interviews with former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan about the West Bank and former Syrian defense ministers discussing Israeli nuclear weapons, NARA said.

The records are from the Archive's Access to Archival Databases system, an online tool for searching electronic records.