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What’s the most important piece of new JFK assassination evidence?

A previously unknown recording of radio communications to and from Air Force One on November 22,1963, is among the most important new pieces of JFK evidence to emerge in recent years,

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What did George de Mohrenschildt say about Lee Oswald?

I am a Patsy! – The Lost Tapes of George de Mohrenschildt from E2 Films on Vimeo.

George de Mohrenschildt was a fascinating character who would fit into a comic but world-weary spy novel by Graham Greene. And he was good friends with Lee Oswald, the man who supposedly killed President Kennedy. De Morhenschildt doubted that his friend was the author of Kennedy’s death. At the end of his life, he was not afraid to say so. Read more

Jackie Kennedy’s ordeal: PTSD before there was PTSD

Barbara Leaming, biographer of Jackie Kennedy, on the First Lady’s  ordeal after her husband was killed by her side. Read more

New book discusses JFK medical evidence

I don’t know who Patrick Harris or what his Ph.D. is in. Has anybody read his book about Medical Evidence in JFK’s Death?

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‘A true sounding of the politics around Kennedy when he was assassinated’


This world exclusive video, first published on JFK Facts in 2014, presents a fascinating interview with CG Harvey, the widow of legendary CIA officer William King Harvey.

A commenter on YouTube writes:

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The Air Force comes clean: UFO’s weren’t extra-terrestial

There’s disappointing news for UFO conspiracy theorists. Read more

That awkward moment

… when you are told you have been charged with killing the president of the United States of America.

What defenders of LBJ gloss over

Lyndon Johnson was a great American for working with Martin Luther King to secure passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in 1964-65, as depicted in the movie Selma. So say historian David Kaiser and former Cabinet official Joseph Califano. Yet It is no contradiction to note that Johnson could also be a crude and mean SOB, as Philip Nelson reminds us.

Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Nelson writes in OpEdNews:

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Putting aside ‘American exceptionalism,’ JFK proposed cooperation in space

In response to my question on Wednesday, a reader sent this video.  (H/T David)

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LBJ and ‘Selma’: Who gets it right?

Civil rights legislator

According to historian David Kaiser, writing in TIME,  ”the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson and his role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act [in the movie "Selma"] could hardly be more wrong. And this is important not merely for the sake of fidelity to the past, but because of continuing implications for how we see our racial problems and how they could be solved.”

But, according to author Philip Nelson, Selma gets LBJ dead right. Writing in Op-Ed News, Nelson and  right-wing political consultant Roger Stone assert:

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The CIA in the Cold War of ideas

A panel of experts in Washington is discussing the origins, operation, and impact of the CIA’s Cold War “book program.”

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Did JFK propose a joint U.S.-Soviet flight to the moon?

JFK speaks to the UN on Sept. 20, 1963. (UN photo credit, Teddy Chen.)

 

Yes. It happened on September 20, 1963, according to History.com. It is one of the lesser known but more important events in the last months of President Kennedy’s life and presidency.

In the fall of 1963, JFK was on a political roll. His approval ratings had climbed. He had overcome the grumbling of the Pentagon and all but secured Senate ratification of the popular Limited Test Ban Treaty, banning nuclear explosions in space. Then he went to New York to say something daring.

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Here’s your indispensable guide to CIA cryptonyms

The Mary Ferrel Foundation has updated its invaluable guide to CIA Cryptonyms. These are the code names for agency operations and operatives in the early 1960s. These are the identifying terms used in the agency’s internal communications. You can’t delve very deep into the history of the Kennedy years without needing this resource.

If Oswald shot JFK, here’s when he decided to do it

The responses to my last question, “When did Lee Harvey Oswald decide to shoot President Kennedy?” have converged on a consensus: November 19, 1963. Read more

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