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... Still Secret


Despite the vast declassifications of the JFK Records Act in the late 1990s, much of which is now available online on this website, secrecy and undisclosed records remains a problem in the JFK assassination case. This is even ore true in the case of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. - the King half of the House Assassination Committee's files remain completely sealed today.

In the first part of a two part essay, author Lamar Waldron looks at some of the specific examples of withholding, discussing government action and inaction on both cases. This will be followed up by a second part devoted to key records centered around US covert action in Cuba.

This week, March 15-21, is Sunshine Week, and President Obama's early actions and statements on openness in government are welcome. A King Assassination Records Act is needed, as well as reversal of the reversion to stonewalling exemplified in Jefferson Morley's lawsuit against the CIA.

Lamar Waldon is author of Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy; visit the document walkthroughs on this site for more information on these books and documents referenced in them.

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