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‘Your book is factual, without subterfuge, without hyperbole’

A reader’s responds  to Our Man in Mexico.

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Roger Hilsman on JFK’s Vietnam plans

“At the end, Ngu Dinh Diem was talking to nobody but his brother Nu. Read more

Another donor to ‘The Parkland Doctors’

Bradford writes: “Just donated $63.00 [to fund the documentary “The Parkland Doctors.”] . If we all chip in what we can, this film project will become a reality and help to spread the truth.”

Watch the trailer for this important project:

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The case for a U.S.-Cuba truth commission

ICYMI; Time for a U.S.-Cuba Truth Commission.

The mission of this commission would be to document, with fear or favor, the most violent episodes in the secret war between the United States and Cuba from 1959 to 2008.

 

Has anybody looked at the new Edward Lansdale records?

Its fun to sit around and chew the fat about the dubious theory that Edward Lansdale was in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 but Read more

Last call for CIA history course

CIA SealWelcome to another JFK Facts reader–from another continent–who has enrolled in my History of the CIA course. As de Tocqueville said, “There are some things Americans can only learn from foreigners.” Too true, Alexis!

Enrollment is still open.  The course is divided into three parts, The first four weeks, “From OSS to CIA to JFK,” cover the story of the CIA from its creation through the death of JFK. As I note in the lecture, In 1943, the CIA did not exist. Twenty years later, after Kennedy’s death, it was a power unto itself.

In my next podcast lecture,  I’ll talk about the organization of the CIA’s coup in Guatemala in 1954. Join us.  Read more

My CIA History course starts this week

In this twelve-week for-credit course, I will trace the roots of today’s headlines–from drone war to torture to the Iran nuclear deal and the Islamic– to the 68-year history of the CIA. In recounting the CIA’s secret operations, unsung successes, and scandals, you will learn how the agency wields its power.

The course is offered through Oplerno, an online learning platform that is ideal for telling the remarkable story of the CIA. In weekly lectures and online discussion, we will follow the agency as it grows from a scatted handful of offices in Washington employing less than a thousand people to a global empire with 20,000 employees and an annual budget of $14.7 billion. Along the way, we will consider the place of JFK’s assassination in CIA history.

Questions?

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The History of the CIA: A course you’ll want to take

Morley at Lancer

Let’s talk about the CIA

I interrupt our regularly scheduled JFK programing for this commercial announcement:

For the past two years I have been teaching a course called “The History of the CIA: 1947 to Today” at the University of California in the District of Columbia (UCDC) The course revolves around a weekly discussion and debate of the CIA today and in the future.

I am offering the course online via Oplerno, an open learning organization.

JFK Fact Readers. Put “JFK” after your name on the enrollment form and receive $150 back on the first day of class.

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How can I see the lectures for the CIA history class?

A reader interested in my Oplerno course on the History of the CIA (starting July 6) asks a good question:

At what time of the day are video lectures delivered? And will they be taped for replay?

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Enroll now in the History of the CIA, course for spies and citizens of the world.

Jefferson Morley

Let’s talk CIA

I am teaching an online course in the History of the CIA this summer.

JFK Facts readers get a 30 percent discount.

Whether you want a career at the CIA or worry about the agency, this class will give you a comprehensive understanding of the CIA’s growth and evolution since 1947.

Action-packed reading, fun writing exercises, and a whole lot of online discussion with yours truly makes this class a fascinating summertime excursion into reality.

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Know your CIA

My very cool online course on the History of the CIA begins the week of July 6.

Go to ciacourse.org.

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What does the NSA have on JFK’s assassination?

I recently wrote,“NSA also has an unknown number of JFK documents.” Read more

Marie Fonzi: ask Google to honor JFK

On June 9 I wrote about Marie Fonzi’s great idea: ask  Google to recognize JFK on their home page on November 22, 2015.

Marie wrote back to explain how people can help: Read more

More JFK videos from the AARC conference, please

A reader writes: “Fascinating videos of this conference which I planned to but  was unable to attend. Are there any video postings planned by AARC of the sessions with AntonVeciana or Buell Frazier?

The answer to the question is: Yes and yes.

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JFK Most Wanted: Dave Phillips’ CIA operations files

David Phillips

David A. Phillips, chief of CIA anti-Castro covert operations in 1963

David Phillips was a failed actor turned expatriate newspaper publisher in Santiago, Chile when he was recruited into the CIA in the early 1950s. He made his mark fast. In 1955, he won a Distinguished Intelligence Medal, one of the agency’s highest honors, for mounting deceptive radio broadcasts in the CIA’s overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala in 1954.

After that his CIA career took off. With Howard Hunt, Phillips served as propaganda chief in the CIA’s failed effort to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs In April 1961. When he was assigned to Mexico City in 1962, station chief Win Scott described him as “the finest covert action officer I have ever met.”

After JFK’s assassination, Scott was not so complimentary and I suspect the reason why was Oswald’s curious handling of Oswald. .(I tell the story in my biography of Scott, Our Man in Mexico. Buy it here.)

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