(OPINION) Daily Mail – Lee Harvey Oswald was instructed to kill John F. Kennedy by Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev, a former CIA chief has claimed, and went ahead with the plan despite the Soviets changing their mind.


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R. James Woolsey, who ran the CIA from 1993-1995, makes the remarkable claim in a new book, Operation Dragon. Written with Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former acting chief of Nicolae Ceausescu’s espionage service, the book claims that Oswald, who defected to Russia in 1959 and moved back to the U.S in 1961, was a KGB associate on a mission from Moscow.

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Woolsey, 79, and Pacepa, who died of COVID-19 on February 14, aged 92, base their claim on a new interpretation of already-published material. They cite the 26-volume Warren Commission Report, published in 1964. The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly known as the Warren Commission,

was chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren and presented their findings to Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. They were made public on November 23, 1964, and comprised of testimonies from 550 witnesses, plus supplementary evidence. READ MORE

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