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President Kennedy in Was there a government cover-up? What was revealed when formerly-secret files were declassified? Why has this event gripped the nation for so long?
What relevance does a year-old murder have to the 21st century?
Context President Kennedy was murdered at the height of the Cold Warjust a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster.
While the mythology of a lost Camelot developed in the years since his death, the Kennedy era was marked by a variety of tensions and crises. The civil rights movement gathered momentum in the early s James robert radio kennedy essay clashed with resistance, particularly in the South.
Cuba was the most intense foreign policy hotspot - Castro had come to power there during the Eisenhower era and plots to overthrow and assassinate him continued in the Kennedy era.
Vietnam was a simmering problem that would only bloom into full-scale war during the Johnson presidency. These domestic and foreign policy issues divided both the country and the Kennedy administration.
There were many individuals and groups - Cuban exiles, mob figures, virulent racists, CIA and Pentagon hardliners - with a motive for murder. Over the years, document declassifications and personal accounts have added to the picture of a presidency beset from within and without.
But the question remains with no consensus: Assassination President Kennedy was murdered while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas at Several photos and films captured the assassination, including the famous Zapruder Film.
JFK was rushed to Parkland Hospital, where a tracheostomy and other efforts failed to keep him alive. After he was pronounced dead around 1 PM, his body was removed against the wishes of Texas authorities and flown back to Washington aboard Air Force One with his wife Jackie and his successor, President Lyndon Johnson.
President Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One. Oswald was interrogated throughout the weekend, though no recordings or transcriptions were made. During an intended transfer to county facilities on Sunday morning the 24th, Oswald was shot and killed on live television in the basement of the Dallas Police station.
His murderer was a local nightclub owner with connections to organized crime named Jack Ruby. Edgar Hoover moved to close the case. Others pushed for a blue-ribbon commission. Assistant Attorney General Katzenbach wrote a revealing memo which stated "The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large; and that evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial.
The Dallas police have put out statements on the Communist conspiracy theory, and it was they who were in charge when he was shot and thus silenced. Or was the rush to " consign the whole business to oblivion as soon as possible ," as a Soviet official put it to his superiors, indicative of something deeper?
For instance, while no proof has never surfaced, there is circumstantial evidence to support the allegation brought by Texas officials that Oswald was an FBI informant, and possibly an agent of U.
The idea that such a person had killed the President would be embarrassing enough to cause a cover-up. And if instead there was a plot sophisticated enough to skillfully frame such a person, high officials might prefer to let sleeping dogs lie rather than take on such powerful forces.
Warren Commission deliver their report to President Johnson. Soon dubbed the Warren Commission. Mug shot of Jack Ruby. Media pundits immediately hailed it as a thorough and credible examination of the Kennedy assassination, and declared the matter closed.
Early Critics However, a small group of private citizens read not only the Warren Report but also the 26 volumes of published testimony and evidence upon which it was supposedly based. What they found was a host of contradictions, implausibilities, and stories which never made it into the page report.
Many witnesses had heard gunfire emanating from the grassy knoll to the right front of the motorcade, whereas Oswald was allegedly in a sixth floor window behind the President. Indeed one policer officer had rushed up the hill and confronted a man behind the fence, who then identified himself as Secret Service and flashed a badge.
The problem, as the Warren Commission uncovered, was that all Secret Service agents were accounted for and none were in that area. Some issues, like differing descriptions of wounds reported in Dallas originating from the front and Bethesda originating from behind were "resolved" though tortuous leading questions designed to elicit a particular answer.
In general, it appeared to the early critics that the Commission had made its mind up early and molded the evidence and its investigation to fit a pre-ordained outcome. Speeches by Mark Lane and early essays were followed by a crop of books in critical of the Warren Commission.
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