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Declassified CIA presidential briefings shed new light on the agency’s reaction to JFK’s assassination

The CIA’s release of 2,500 presidential briefings written during the Kennedy and Johnson presidential administrations is shedding new light on the agency’s reaction to the assassination of JFK. The CIA has long contended that the briefings could not be released in any form for reasons of national security

On the day Kennedy was killed the CIA briefers wrote they could find “no more fitting words” than a poem that JFK sometimes cited about the burdens of his office: Read more

From JFK to torture, the CIA obstructs accountability

From Bryan Bender of the The Boston Globe:

“The CIA has a long history of blocking congressional oversight of its activities. ‘I think there is a pattern,’ said John Prados, a senior fellow at the National Security Archive at George Washington University and author of ‘The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power.'”

via Decades later, seeking to shed light on CIA’s conduct in congressional inquiry of JFK assassination – Nation