NARA has put U. S. government agencies on notice that the withheld material is going to be released in 2017 unless they appeal to the President to prevent it.
The people of the United States must anticipate now that:
U.S. agencies, including the CIA, will appeal for postponing the release of some JFK Files
Without significant public pressure the president will assume that Americans are not interested in upholding the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, and will agree to delaying JFK material
Over the course of the next twenty-five months citizens concerned about the possible continued withholding of these assassination records must:
Stay informed about the JFK Records Act;
Organize in ways to increase and share awareness
Contact elected representatives and 2016 presidential hopefuls see where they stand on full JFK disclosure in October 2017.
Join with us to ensure that our elected officials will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act. Let them know that these records belong to the American people.
What prompted Bill Garnet, a man with a long career in the entertaining world of reality TV, to take on the daunting controversy of JFK assassination?
“A gaping hole in the story,” he said in a recent telephone interview “What happened in Trauma Room One?”
Actually Garnet, the Los Angeles-based producer of “The Parkland Doctors,” a forthcoming documentary about the seven doctors who tried to save President Kennedy’s life, has long been a student of the JFK case. As an undergraduate at the University of Miami he wrote his thesis the events of November 22, 1963.
But Garnet’s 30-year career as a TV producer and director took him in different direction.
Last week, I gave $63 on Indiegogo to support completion of this documentary, “The Parkland Doctors.” I hope you will do the same. Bringing together all these doctors to recount their experience in simple factual style will help complete and clarify the historical record of JFK’s assassination.
Welcome 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
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.
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.