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What Ike’s Speech About the Military Industrial Complex Speech Left Out: Covert Action

Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower

Responsible Statecraft notes that January 17 marked

the 61st anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s coining of the Military Industrial Complex in his farewell address, Jan. 17, 1961. His departure and the incoming Kennedy administration would herald, at least in popular lore, the New Frontier. Three years later, the young Kennedy would be dead, an assassination forever at the center of unresolved collective disbelief and mystery.

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JFK Most Wanted: ‘Little Historically Significant Material Is Being Withheld’

This commentary comes from Robert Reynolds, a professor at Chi Nan University in Taiwan, via Max Holland’s Washington Decoded site. Since Reynolds mentions my work in his commentary I thought I would introduce him and his work to readers of JFK Facts. Reynolds is part of a diverse listserve of JFK authors and researchers managed by emeritus researcher Paul Hoch. Reynold’s criticism, though I disagreed with it, forced me to clarify my thinking about the last of the JFK files. Here is how Reynolds introduced himself to our group, followed by some highlights of his Washington Decoded piece.

I have responded to Reynolds in a separate post, “JFK Most Wanted: Three Key CIA Files That Need to Be Declassified.”

Declassification of the CIA’s Oswald File Took 58 Years

“On December 15, came yet another revelation. Under an October 22 order from President Biden, the CIA released 953 documents in their entirety for the first time, including two cables about Oswald written six weeks before Kennedy was killed. For the first time in 58 years, these two messages were completely declassified.”

Source: JFK Revisited: Oliver Stone and the New JFK Fact Pattern – CounterPunch.org

The New JFK Documents Are Searchable at the Mary Ferrell Web Site.

The 1,491 newly-declassified but very old JFK documents released on December 15, 2021, can now be searched and downloaded at the Web site of the Mary Ferrell Foundation.

For a useful overview of these files, read this excellent summary from MFF president Rex Bradford.

MFF provides this invaluable research capacity as a public service. If you want to support the mission of full JFK disclosure work in 2022, click here.

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