Tag Archive for NDC

New records surface on General Lansdale and Cuba

The National Declassification Center announced yesterday the release of long-classified records on General Edward Lansdale and Cuba that may help complete the historical record of the end of the Kennedy administration.

The records include:

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Why Obama’s declassification campaign faltered

From the invaluable Bryan Bender at the The Boston Globe: “Some experts contend that the only way to ensure public access is for the president to give broader declassification powers to the National Archives.”

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Declassification center deflects calls for opening JFK records

In response to 11 comments calling on the National Declassification Center blog calling on the NDC to make the declassification of JFK records a priority, archivist Don McIlwain has a familiar message.

It is not possible, he says.

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National Archives solicits comments on the opening of JFK records

The National Declassification Center has once again requested public comment on topics for priority declassification in opening up of government records to the public.

One JFK Facts reader has submitted the comment below:

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Annals of secrecy: At height of missile crisis, Pentagon proposed assassination of Cuban officials

A newly declassified Pentagon study, published today by the non-profit National Security Archive, sheds new light on the thinking of U.S. military leaders at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.

As President Kennedy searched for a solution that did not involve a war that might have gone nuclear, the Pentagon was itching to escalate.

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JFK records ignored in latest National Declassification Center report

When it comes to expediting the release of JFK assassination records in time for the 50th anniverary of JFK’s death later this year, the Obama administration is failing. Read more