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Removal of lead from base of CE-399
by rexbradford on Sun, Nov 21, 2010, 4:03 PM GMT (#1903)
Comment on Site Section: NARA Evidence Photos: Magic Bullet
The Warren Commission as far as I know didn't ask about the missing parts of CE-399. But in the Clay Shaw Trial, FBI agent Robert Frazier was asked whether parts of CE-399 were missing when he received it, and replied "There very easily could have been. I couldn't say how much". When asked if he removed any parts or scrapings, he replied "Yes, there were both particles of copper and lead base removed for a spectrographic analysis". The Weisberg spectro lawsuit may have more on this, but I can't find it at the moment. For the Clay Shaw trial testimony, see the footnote (1)
     1) Clay Shaw Trial Transcript, 22 Feb 1969 (Testimony of Mr. Frazier) Pg 162
Typo on time in p.374
by rexbradford on Mon, Nov 3, 2008, 5:21 PM GMT (#1734)
Comment on document page: R.F.K. Must Die, Pg 374
Author Robert Kaiser forwarded this correction for p.374: the time which Sirhan was able to correctly deduce (without a clock) was 4:45 AM, not 3:45 as the text states.
Stern is an expert on the Cuban Missile Crisis
by rexbradford on Tue, Oct 3, 2006, 2:31 PM GMT (#1480)
Comment on document: Averting the 'Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings
Sheldon Stern is a true expert on the Cuban Missile Crisis, and this book is quite good. Stern, who works at the JFK Library and Museum, also critiqued the transcriptions of the Cuban Missile Crisis tapes done by Philip Zelikow (more recently 9-11 Commission Executive Director) and Ernest May. In May 2000 Stern published an article in the Atlantic Monthly which disputed many portions of the transcriptions, and noted that in almost every case the error changed the meaning in such a way as to mute the conflict between Kennedy and his advisors. The reply by Zelikow and Stern didn't dispute Stern's corrections, only their importance. This fascinating story of the softness of the "hard evidence" in such transcripts is described by Stern in an article on the History News Network (http:\\\articles\3934.html).
Missing even pages on Face the Nation transcript
by rexbradford on Wed, Sep 20, 2006, 11:19 AM GMT (#1474)
The even-numbered pages may be missing from the NARA version, though more likely the original is double-sided and only one side was photocopied in the set supplied to the Assassination Archives and Research Center (from which we scanned our CIA files). If one of our members visits the National Archives and wants to check this out, we would be eager to hear. Supply us a photocopy of the original for extra credit. - MFF
One of the unsung heroes - Vince Salandria
by rexbradford on Wed, Aug 2, 2006, 1:59 PM GMT (#1440)
Comment on document: False Mystery: Essays on the Assassination of JFK
Vincent Salandria is one of the unsung heroes of the JFK assassination citizen's inquiry. He published detailed critiques of the single bullet theory as early as November 1964. This book reproduces many of his critical essays. See also Martin Schotz's History Will Not Absolve Us for some of Salandria's pioneering work.
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