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Role of Intelligence in Camp David Accords

Atlanta
Sunday, March 2, 2014

This program features a discussion about the role of  intelligence in the 1978 Camp David Accords. The event marked the CIA’s declassification of more than 250 documents produced from January 1977 to March 1979 in support of President Jimmy Carter’s diplomatic efforts. Mr. Carter hosted the summit between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David in September 1978. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia hosted this event.

Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:03am (ET)

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