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State Secret: Chapter 5

Chapter 5: The Mexico City Solution of Bill Simpich's new book State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald is now available for reading online here at MFF. Chapter 5 takes on the Mexico City tapes of the Oswald impersonator, the handling of Cuban Consulate secretary Silvia Duran, the strange "twin memos of 10/10" that CIA headquarters sent out with differing false descriptions of Oswald.....

State Secret: Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Mexico City Intrigue – The World of Surveillance of Bill Simpich's new book State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald is now available for reading online here at MFF. Chapter 4 takes a close look at Mexico City's highly sensitive wiretapping programs, how the Mexico City station was partnered.....

JFK Assassination Archive

Attention researchers: The AARC, History Matters, and the MFF are jointly today making available a powerful new personal research tool. The JFK Assassination Archive is a USB disk containing over 1 million pages of JFK documents, along with next-generation searching, browsing, and viewing tools. For more information, screenshots, and to purchase, see the JFK Assassination Archive's home page.....

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  4. The CIA and the JFK Assassination
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  6. JFK Medical Evidence
  7. The Fourteen Minute Gap
  8. Oswald in Mexico City
  9. Castro Assassination Plots
  10. Kennedy and Cuba
  11. Kennedy and Vietnam

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Hear No Evil, by Donald B. Thomas

Scientist and acoustical evidence expert Don Thomas's tour de force on the use and misuse of science in the Kennedy assassination investigations.


Thomas explains the acoustics evidence for multiple gunmen in detail, and shows how that evidence dovetails with the rest of the forensic evidence in the case.

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The 1960s


1963 The JFK Assassination
A defining event in modern history, JFK's murder signaled the end of a country's innocence, and set the stage for the modern political landscape.

1968 The MLK Assassination
The 1968 murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was the opening act in a year rife with violence and turmoil.


1968 The RFK Assassination
For many, the murder of Robert Kennedy following his California primary victory silenced the last best hope for peace in a country divided.

The 1970s


1972-74 Watergate
A "third rate burglary" soon escalated into a scandal which brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon.

1975-76 Intelligence Agency Investigations
Nixon's resignation ushered in the era of the "reform Congress," bringing investigations into the past abuses of the intelligence agencies.

The 1980s


Iran-Contra Special Collection
Reports and transcripts from the Iran-Contra investigations.

The Archive »

Documents
The MFF Archive is the largest searchable electronic archive of information relating to the assassinations of the 1960s and their larger historical context, including over 1,000,000 pages of declassified government documents.

Essays
Search our online portal of essays on the assassinations and related topics, hosted here and on sites across the internet.

Journals
The MFF is host to electronic copies of several prominent journals related to the JFK assassination, unlocked for reading and searching.

Photos
Thousands of online photos from the JFK and RFK assassination investigations and the National Archives, plus JFK White House photos.

Audio
Presidential recordings, taped interviews with assassination witnesses, and recorded interviews with authors & experts.

Video
A portal to online video clips related to the JFK, MLK, and RFK assassinations, plus the MFF's own unique productions.

Books
Hundreds of digitized books searchable for names, words, and phrases. Some books have chapters unlocked for online reading.


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Walkthroughs »

Formation of the Warren Commission
LBJ's taped phone calls and other records illuminate the process by which the Warren Commission was established. Listen to Johnson invoke the spectre of nuclear war in regards to "what Hoover told me about a little incident in Mexico City."

Walkthrough - Warren Commission Executive Sessions
Formerly-secret transcripts of the behind-the-scenes deliberations of the Commissioners, summarized with links to important sections and the entire transcripts.
Walkthrough - Vietnam in Late 1963
Plans for a complete withdrawal from Vietnam were drawn up in the spring of 1963. What happened to that plan?

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Book Resource Pages
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Mary Ferrell Database
Mary Ferrell's vast database of names, converted into a searchable web version.

CIA Cryptonyms
Decode and share the meaning of the CIA crypts assigned to organizations, individuals, and projects.
Mary Ferrell Chronologies
Dealey Plaza Witness Database

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Withheld in FullShort documentaries, video interviews with authors and experts, the Unredacted audio interviews, and more.

  1. The Fourteen Minute Gap
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