Some Kennedy Assassination Documents Released

National Archive release includes more than 11,200 unredacted documents. 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released roughly 11,200 unredacted documents pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in compliance with an executive order signed by President Joe Biden. Though the order authorized full disclosure of the document, NARA still retains hundreds of other sensitive records regarding the assassination.

In his order, President Biden wrote, “Pursuant to my direction, agencies have undertaken a comprehensive effort to review the full set of almost 16,000 records that had previously been released in redacted form and determined that more than 70 percent of those records may now be released in full. This significant disclosure reflects my Administration’s commitment to transparency and will provide the American public with greater insight and understanding of the Government’s investigation into this tragic event in American history.” 

The president continued, “[Federal agencies] have identified a limited number of records containing information for continued postponement of public disclosure.”  The order set a new deadline of May 1, 2023, for NARA and related agencies to review and propose redactions beyond June 30, 2023.

President Kennedy was killed by gunshot while in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. He was 46 years of age at the time.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his advisors as he signs orders and authorizes the release of information.
  • For Director Kara Blond as she oversees the National Archives and the museums they administer.

Sources: CBS News, NY Times


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