- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The CIA announced Wednesday that it will be releasing previously classified President’s Daily Brief (PDB) articles from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.

The PDBs contain intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the president and other senior policymakers.

“Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community’s best insights on issues the President must confront when dealing with threats as well as opportunities related to our national security,” according to the CIA’s announcement.

Included in the documents set for release on Wednesday are briefs that offer “insight on intelligence that informed presidential decisions during critical historical events such as: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the 1967 Six-Day War, the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and Vietnam.”

The documents will be released at a public symposium, titled “The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer,” at the LBJ Library.

CIA Director John O. Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will speak at the event, which includes a panel discussion and remarks by other leaders from the academic, archivist and intelligence communities.

The intelligence documents will be posted on the CIA website the day after the symposium.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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