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More than -- 500 -- pages and papers from Robert F Kennedy have now been unsealed to the -- of anyone willing to pour through the suffice it to say the documents cover a wide range of important subjects.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen our resident historian has poured through them.
And has the story from the JFK library in Boston.
If they get back up.
And dangerous -- Most Americans were stunned to learn about the Cuban missile crisis the frightening moment when the US discovered the Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles on Fidel Castro's Cuba but the president's brother attorney general Robert F Kennedy saw it coming almost a year earlier.
A may 1962 memo of an elite national security policy making unit from the Kennedy administration.
At the 22 march meeting mr.
Robert Kennedy asked the special group.
What would be an appropriate course of action for the United States to take in the event that the Soviets establish a military base in Cuba.
-- -- the revelations contained in RFK's confidential files declassified Wednesday by the Kennedy library in Boston after fifty years under seal.
The fact that 7500 pages of formerly classified materials are now available to the public to journalists historians like myself as I've described it it's it's a historians Christmas morning.
The -- -- Bobby Kennedy's intimate involvement in operation mongoose so far reaching plan to overthrow Castro.
In time it would encompass plots to assassinate the Cuban leader with the assistance of the days leading mafia -- The leader of mongoose that legendary master of Covert ops brigadier general Edward Lansdale wrote RFK in frustration in October 62.
When the president asked for something he should get it.
He is asked for action to topple Castro yet CIA indicates it has these actions under study or in preparation despite the fact that it has claimed to be ready to go.
I believe -- still said you'll have to hit CIA over the head personally.
The attorney general's aide James symington later a congressman had already warned RFK the State Department will not support any action which -- -- would point to a US policy of overthrowing the Cuban regime.
And he added if the Genesis of mongoose was the president's desire to knock off Castro without counting the cost.
Then there is no need to justify the operation in those terms.
Perhaps the most personal of the documents released in this batch is a handwritten Christmas note from then CIA director John -- To Bobby and Ethel Kennedy -- after president Kennedy's assassination.
In which -- wrote of the deep sadness that so fills your own -- At the Kennedy library in Boston James Rosen Fox News.
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