JFK files re­new saga of se­crecy

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WASH­ING­TON: Bo­tulism pills. Con­spir­acy the­o­ries. What the gov­ern­ment still won’t say about Lee Har­vey Oswald.

The re­lease of thou­sands of records re­lat­ing to the as­sas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent John F Kennedy hasn’t set­tled the best­known, who­dun­nit in UShis­tory. But the records of­fer riv­et­ing de­tails of the way in­tel­li­gence ser­vices op­er­ated and are striv­ing to keep some par­tic­u­lars a se­cret even now.

“The Kennedy records re­ally are an em­blem of the fight of se­crecy against trans­parency,” said Peter Korn­bluh, se­nior an­a­lyst at the pri­vate Na­tional Se­cu­rity Archive re­search group.

“The ‘se­cureau­crats’ man­aged to keep this long saga of se­crecy go­ing.”

The 2 800 records re­leased on Thurs­day night in­clude some that had drib­bled out over the years but are get­ting re­newed at­ten­tion. – AP

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