PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. PIDB members and staff will discuss the results of their Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, which will be published prior to the public meeting and presented to Congress, and the Secretaries of the Departments of Defense and Energy, as required under the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. The meeting agenda will include perspectives on researching U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands presented by Walter Pincus, the author of Blown to Hell: America’s Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islands (November 2021).

Registration to attend the virtual public meeting is open to all—please register before midnight, on Thursday, August 18, by completing the form at this link:

After registering, you will receive an email with a personalized link, a dial-in number, an access code, and a unique Attendee ID for the PIDB virtual public meeting.

The PIDB virtual public meeting will also be available through live-streaming on the YouTube channel of the National Archives and Records Administration at:

Following the virtual public meeting on August 19, PIDB members will respond here on the blog Transforming Classification to questions and comments received regarding the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study. Please submit your questions and comments to the PIDB email address at

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