Tag: John F. Kennedy

LEGACY OF ASHES. The History of the CIA

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“We went all over the world and we did what we wanted,” said Al Ulmer, the C.I.A.’s Far East division chief in the 1950s. “God, we had fun.” But even their successes turned out to be failures. In 1963, the

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago

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On August 2, 1964, the U.S. destroyer Maddox exchanged shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two days later, the Maddox and another destroyer reported once again coming under fire. Although most historians, including those employed

Top 7 JFK files the CIA still keeps secret

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It is not a theory that the CIA is still keeping secrets about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It is a documented fact. Here is what is known about seven key JFK files —

What’s in CIA’s secret JFK files?

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Fifty years after shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, killing a larger-than-life figure and abruptly ushering in what one historian has called “the decade of shocks” – from Dallas to Watergate – the federal agency that stood at the center

Secret Service Agent Opens Up About JFK Assassination

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DALLAS — President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963 was intended to boost support in Texas for his 1964 re-election campaign.  But an assassin’s bullet ended his life, an event still shrouded in controversy.  Since that

Book by former CIA analyst sheds light on Cuba, Kennedy, Oswald

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(Reuters) – Lee Harvey Oswald had closer ties to Cuba's intelligence agency in the months before his fatal shooting of John F. Kennedy than previously known, according to a new book by a former CIA analyst. Furthermore, the CIA lied

Secret Service Describes JFK as Reckless

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During the Cuban Missile Crisis, decisions made by President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev could have plunged both countries into thermonuclear war. But the 45-year-old president was preoccupied with 19-year-old White House aide Mimi Beardsley Alford, according