I have found a book that goes into the connection of Oswald And The CIA: The Documented Truth About The Unknown Relationship Between The U.S. Government And The Alleged Killer Of JFK.
The Government’s Role In The Kennedy Assassination
From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government’s role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry. What was the extent of the CIA’s involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald?
Why was Oswald’s file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear? Oswald And The CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves-ex-agents, officials, and secret records. To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War.
The story is as alarming as it is tragic; the lies, and manipulations it reveals led directly to Kennedy’s murder. Oswald And The CIA is a gripping journey to the darkest corners of the CIA.
A Crisis Of Confidence
We no longer question whether their have been government excesses, lies and cover-ups. Rather, the issue is what to do about them. The key question is this: Can citizens work within the system to root out corruption and when necessary, reform the government? The answer to that is yes, with a big “if,” YES, if those in power are courageous enough to let the people have all the facts. Upon that “if” hangs the essence of our democracy.
In opening all the files related to the Kennedy assassination Americans should seek not to destroy the government or the intelligent agencies but to reform them most of the men and women who have served the CIA in the post and do so today are decent, honorable Americans. When laying out the Agency’s mistakes, we should not lose sight of the integrity with which most served.
The CIA: Bad Apples, Mistakes
The CIA has had its bad apples, and has made mistakes-some times terrible ones. All large bureaucracies have such problems, but the secrecy that protects intelligence organizations from external threats is itself the main obstacle to healthy change and reform.
Accesses, That Contributed To Oswald
Oswald’s was a ponderous case from the beginning. This book is about people and organizations who had access to and contributed to Oswald’s intelligence files before the Kennedy assassination. What was the nature of the interest in Oswald? Who in the CIA had access to Oswald’s files? What were their operations?
The official CIA position on its relationship with Oswald has always been that there was no relationship of “any kind.” That is what the Agency told the Warren Commission in 1964, and it is what they told the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1978. CIA director John A. McCone stated this in his 1964 testimony to the Warren Commission.
-Oswald was not an agent, employee, or informant of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Agency never contacted him, interviewed him, or communicated with him indirectly or any other manner. Oswald was never associated or connected directly or indirectly in any way what-so-ever with the Agency.
According to the HSCA Report, “The report reflects that once these assurances had been received, no further efforts were made by the Warren Commission to pursue the matter.
According To The HSCA Report
“The record reflects that once these assurances had been received, no further efforts were made by the Warren Commission to pursue the matter.”
A diametrically opposing view of Oswald and CIA came from James Wilcott, who served there in the Marines. Wilcott claimed that a CIA case officer told him-the day after Kennedy was assassinated-that Oswald was an agent. In 1978 Wilcott told the HSCA that “‘Oswald was a CIA agent who had received financial disbursements under an assigned cryption.” Wilcott could only cite informed conversations as evidence, and after talking with Wilcott’s co-workers, the HSCA “concluded that Wilcott’s allegation was not worthy of belief.”
The record suggested that neither the Agency’s official story nor Wilcott’s characterization is accurate. The truth lies in between. Agency appears to have had serious operational interest in Oswald and there probably was relationship, though not that of an “agent” or “informant.” While Oswald wasn’t James Bond, it is increasingly apparent that the Agency’s operational interest may have led go to the five large brown boxes that became available on the date. The record Identification Form (RIF) numbering system used by the Archives was used in this book whenever possible, but some early RIF numbers may no longer be valid. With few exceptions, may no longer be valid. With few exceptions, however, all the CIA and FBI documents referred to in this book should be easily retrievable at the Archive.
There is something to be said for going first. It is humbling to look at two million pieces of paper. Several disciplines in the social sciences will have enough case study material to last for decades. Pulled forward by our curiosity for the unknown, yet unsettled by the fear of what we might find, we can enter these boxes and finally discover for ourselves. No matter our convictions about the case, to finally look inside those boxes in pursuit of the truth is a liberating experience.
I have always been skeptical of JFK’s death and the Warren Commission Report, here is a book about Oswald and the CIA, was he an agent, informant, or was he as the Warren Commission Report states, the lone shooter and killer of John F. Kennedy our 35th President of The United States of America. I usually don’t allow myself to follow or look for a conspiracy, or a conspiracy theory, however I feel that we as American citizen’s have not (even today) had the whole truth given to us on what really happened and why was Oswald associated at all with the CIA. This book by James Newman, digs into this, and the information, and tons of documents (or lack of documents) that Newman delves into to get the information needed to question our government and the Agencies that were involved.
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All The Best,