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Acquiescing to CIA demands for secrecy, the National Archives announced Wednesday that it will not release 1,171 top-secret Agency documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy in time for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death in November 2013....Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Record Administration, said the Archives would not release the records as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing declassification campaign. Stern cited CIA claims that “substantial logistical requirements” prevented their disclosure next year.
The records, requested by the nonprofit Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC), will remain secret until at least 2017, when the 1992 JFK Records Act mandates public release of all assassination files in the government’s possession.
Wait.......What? Maybe I'm not understanding this correctly. Are they stating releasing around 1,200 documents is logistically difficult to do?Edit: The more I think about it, the more it's pissing me off. That's the best excuse the CIA could come up with? They're not even trying anymore. Substantial logistical requirements? Really? No...Really? The American taxpayer covered the losses of the banks in 2008. I'm pretty sure they're more than happy to cover the logistical requirements needed to release this information.
“substantial logistical requirements” prevented their disclosure next year.
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
The excuse given is one of substantial logistical requirements. How hard is it to scan 1,171 documents and post them on-line in this day and age?
In any case, I recommend you all read the article,
1 : the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military matériel, facilities, and personnel 2 : the handling of the details of an operation
Originally posted by Elexio
Probably the same lame excuse as the CIA always uses: "It's in the interest of national security".. ;-)
Originally posted by alfa1
Oh I took the time to read the article, but unlike you I also took the time to read the source of the article - the letter by Gary Stern.
1. The 1171 documents were never part of the November 2013 release, they were always set for 2017 and will be released on that date.
2. The other previous documents have all been released on the previous appointed target dates, or even earlier.
3. The "logistical difficulties" only arose when documents were asked to be released out of the intended order ahead of schedule.
In other words, there is no new postponement of anything at all.
The headline is a sensationalist lie.
edit on 15-6-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)