J. F. K.
Answers to the 2 most frequently asked questions
When will the assassination records be released?
The JFK Act of 1992 requires the release of all assassination records by the year 2017, unless there is clear evidence that such release (1) would cause a threat to national security by revealing an intelligence agent whose identity currently needs protecting, or an intelligence source or method currently used or that could reasonably be expected to be used, or any other matter currently relating to military defense, intelligence operations, or conduct of foreign relations; (2) would reveal the name or identity of a living person who had provided confidential information to the government; (3) could reasonably be expected to cause an invasion of personal privacy; (4) would compromise the fact of a current understanding of confidentiality between a government agent and an individual or a foreign government; and (5) would reveal measures currently used, or that could reasonably be expected to be used, by the Secret Service or another agency to protect government officials.
In 1964, the Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. However in 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations found that JFK's death was probably the result of a conspiracy, and that organized crime may have been involved. The assassination records were sealed for 50 years, but the JFK act of 1992, which established the Assassination Records Review Board, reduced that term to 25 years from the date of the Act. The ARRB completed its work on 9-30-98, and issued a final report which can be found on-line at the National Archives and Records Administration.
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