“Last” Of The JFK Files To Be Opened In 2017


I’m currently doing some reading on JFK and related topics, so this recent article from TIME was an interesting bit of synchronicity. A National Archives annex in Maryland will be releasing in October of 2017 what is termed the “last” of the confidential government documents relating to the assassination of the president:

For those who believe that the clues to who killed JFK are hidden somewhere deep inside the government’s files, this may be the last chance to find the missing pieces. Under the terms of the 1992 JFK Records Act–a result of Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie JFK, which revived fascination with the idea of a cover-up–the government was given 25 years to make public all related files. The time is up on Oct. 26, 2017. About 3,000 never-before-seen documents, along with 34,000 previously redacted files, are scheduled for release.

Included in this trove is apparently mucho info on Lee Harvey Oswald, including the redacted parts of his CIA file—but the buzzkill caveat on all this is that, at least according to the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s, most of this newly-released info was “not believed relevant.”

But I’ve seen fervent JFK buffs/investigators do much with a lot less.