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What's New Archive - 2006

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18 Dec 2006 - ARRB Staff Memos of Doug Horne: Assassination Records Review Board Senior Analyst Douglas Horne wrote a number of memos regarding questions and anomalies in the JFK records, particularly related to the medical evidence. Ten such memos are now available, along with the audio transmissions of Air Force One during the return trip from Dallas on 22 Nov 1963.

22 Nov 2006 - Assassination of Robert Kennedy: With the release of the movie Bobby there is renewed interest in Robert Kennedy and his assassination. A new Starting Point contains many links to essays, video and audio clips, and other resources related to RFK's murder in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 4, 1968.

26 Oct 2006 - Latest Documents in CIA Records Project: Roughly 110,000 pages from the AARC's CIA collection are now online. Among the newest records is an excerpt from the memoirs of Mexico City Station Chief Win Scott, the HSCA testimony of Mexico City station officer Robert Shaw, a telegram to Ambassador Mann with yet another Oswald allegation, a paper entited "The Mafia and Communism Join Forces to Destroy the United States", a document relating to Mitchell Werbell's request for assistance in backing a 1973 coup plot in Panama, letters to and from Congressmen regarding CIA use of journalists, a 1962 report on CIA organization and activities for the new Director McCone, and a memo noting a "verbal affirmation" of secrecy given to CIA by Warren Commission staffer David Slawson.

21 Sep 2006 - More Documents in CIA Records Project: The MFF CIA Records Project, digitizing files made available by the Assassination Archives and Research Center, has reached 90,000 pages. Among the new records are a 1960 memo concerning the recruitment of June Cobb and a 1963 document on her status as agent LICOOKY-1, a note about the potential contract recruit of Spas T. Raiken, a CIA evaluation of the manuscript of Antulio Ramirez Ortiz, and several 1990s-era debriefings of Russian agents familiar with the Oswald defector case (see 104-10014-10068, 104-10014-10056, 104-10014-10057, 104-10014-10058, 104-10014-10059, 104-10014-10060, and 104-10014-10061).

6 Sep 2006 - CIA Records Project Approximately 25% Completed: Roughly 80,000 pages from the AARC's CIA collection are now online. Among the newest records is an HSCA Executive Session transcript from the Sprague era, a Provisional Security Approval for Priscilla Johnson, details of a sting operation run on Cuban embassy officer Teresa Proenza, a memo of a particularly nasty conversation between the HSCA and CIA regarding the Proenza file and other matters, a polygraph of Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko and a lengthy examination of his bona fides, bitter CIA commentary on an HSCA draft report, a history of the AMTRUNK operation along with paranoid speculation that it was a Cuban operation run against the US, and two portions of early drafts of the Lopez Report (see part 1 and part 2).

17 Aug 2006 - CIA Records Project Passes 50,000 Pages: Among the many new records is a document containing "trash pickings" from the surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., passed on to the JMWAVE CIA station. Also in the new records is an interesting memo regarding a hypnotism project code-named ZRALERT which was in operation in Mexico City in the summer of 1963. Also see a 43-page critique of the HSCA's Final Report written by CIA personnel.

17 Jul 2006 - CIA Records Continue: Approximately 5000 new pages have been added to the MFF's collection of CIA records, for a total of 37,000 in the current project. Included are numerous documents related to Vladimir Rodriguez Lahere (AMMUG-1), a Cuban intelligence officer who defected to the U.S. in early 1964. AMMUG-1 told his CIA handlers that Oswald had met repeatedly with 3 members of Cuban intelligence in Mexico City, but soon backed off any firsthand knowledge.

4 Jul 2006 - Additional CIA Records: Approximately 6000 additional pages have been added to the MFF's collection of CIA records. The new CIA Segregated Collection files now total over 32,000 pages, supplementing the Russ Holmes Work File CIA collection already online.

26 Jun 2006 - HSCA Testimony of Jim Braden: Aka Eugene Hale Brading, Jim Braden was detained by Dallas Police exiting the Dal-Tex building within minutes of the shooting in Dealey Plaza. In this HSCA executive session testimony of 16 May 1978 and a subsequent deposition on 26 Jul 1978, Braden discussed the day's events, his companions on the trip to Dallas and Houston, and his having spent part of the summer of 1963 in New Orleans. Thanks to Bill Kelly for providing these documents.

22 Jun 2006 - CIA Records Project Passes 25,000 Pages: The MFF's CIA Segregated Collection project has now put online more than 25,000 pages of records from this set. These new CIA documents are provided courtesy of the AARC. The records cover a wide range of topics from anti-Castro operations to the Oswald Mexico City affair to Soviet defector Yuriy Nosenko, and much more.

6 Jun 2006 - More CIA Segregated Collection: Additional CIA records are available online, as well as the HSCA Deposition of former CIA Director John McCone. More than 15,000 pages are now available in this collection provided courtesy of the AARC, in addition to the nearly 50,000 pages already online in the Russ Holmes Work File.

8 May 2006 - CIA Segregated Collection: The CIA Segregated Collection (documents available to the HSCA), along with other CIA records such as the Oswald 201 file and the Latin America Division Work File, is now slowly become available at the MFF. Over 7000 pages of an eventual 300,000+ pages are now online for browsing and searching. See new document sets under the CIA set of collections. Documents provide courtesy of the AARC.

29 Mar 2006 - Commission Documents Fully Online: The Warren Commission Documents, the Commission's 50,000-page numbered collection of agency documents, is now fully online.

28 Mar 2006 - More Commission Documents: The Warren Commission Documents, the Commission's 50,000-page numbered collection of agency documents, is now more than 95% online. CD 1 through CD 1510 are up for reading and searching, with the remaining 45 documents coming very soon.

What's New items prior to 28 Mar 2006 are not preserved in this archive.

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