US President Joe Biden said in a statement that the full disclosure of the remaining files related to the Kennedy assassination will be “delayed” until December 15 next year. According to the White House, the publication of these documents will come later because the National Archives needs more time to verify and edit the documents. According to the White House, this process has been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden also mentioned that there are also delays in publishing these files “Necessary to protect against identifiable damage to military defense, intelligence operations…or the management of foreign relations”. According to Biden, this protection is currently more important than the “public interest in the immediate release” of these documents.
In 2018, former US President Donald Trump published some secret files related to the Kennedy assassination. But they delayed the release of the other files at that time for national security reasons. The assassination of 46-year-old Kennedy was, according to the White House, a “national tragedy” that continues to reverberate in American history as well as in “The minds of many Americans who were alive at the time”.
Kennedy’s assassination took place on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, USA. Kennedy was shot while driving in an open limousine. The incident was led by Earl Warren, then-chairman of the US Supreme Court. The investigation lasted 10 months and concluded that the assassination of the president was carried out by Lee Harvey Oswald – a former member of the US Marines, who lived in the Soviet Union for some time. According to the commission, Oswald should have acted alone in the assassination.
However, the commission that dealt with the investigation, was subsequently criticized for the incompleteness of the investigation. So the US Congress later formed a commission of inquiry to re-examine Kennedy’s murder and conclude that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy.
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