"Now, in the seconds that I talked just now, a flurry of shots come into the car."

Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman, who rode in the front of the Presidential limousine during JFK's assassination, describing what the Warren Commission would later describe as a single fatal shot.

JFK Assassination Archive Research Disk. History Matters, in a joint project with the AARC and the Mary Ferrell Foundation, has launched a personal JFK assassination research disk. See the JFK Assassination Archive's home page on the Mary Ferrell website for full details, screenshots, and to order.

The Assassinations of the 1960s as "Deep Events". Peter Dale Scott in this essay examines some of the patterns common to the three major assassinations of the 1960s and the attacks of 9/11. A related essay is published in Scott's The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War.

Traces of Witness Tampering Milicent Cranor in this essay traces the peculiar morphing of testimony from some of the JFK autopsy participants, and finds "the matte line of a lie." Originally published in Probe.

Willem Oltmans HSCA Testimony: Oltmans' April 1977 testimony is online, courtesy of researcher Eric Carlson. Oltmans, a Dutch journalist, traveled with George DeMohrenschildt in the weeks before the latter's death.

A Demonstrable Impossibility, by John Hunt. In this new essay, Hunt shows that the HSCA medical panel's claim to have mapped out the gunshot injury pattern on JFK's skull could not possibly be true.

The Fourteen Minute Gap - Documentary Short: View the video version of the story of the erased Johnson phone call at www.maryferrell.org. The story was first told in essays on this website: The Fourteen Minute Gap and The Fourteen Minute Gap: An Update.

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In the wake of the end of the Cold War and the passage of the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, the U.S. Government has declassified an enormous number of formerly-secret documents. Among the most stunning are those pertaining to the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy and its subsequent investigations. The new records contain stark indications of conspiracy, and a great wealth of material concerning the hows and whys of the ensuing coverup. These documents also include startling "new" facts about 1960s foreign policy regarding Vietnam, Cuba, and the other frontlines of the war against Communism.

The revelations in these files remain largely unknown to the public at large. The reasons are complex, involving actual coverup activities, an unresponsive media weary of the unresolved questions, and the unwillingness of mainstream historians to come to grips with the reality of crimes and coverups by government and other institutions of American society.

The goal of this website and History Matters' other offerings is to shed needed light on the darker aspects of post-World-War-II American politics, and in particular the tumultuous assassinations of the 1960s. The lies and myths about these assassinations have created what has been called a "black hole in history" which warps our understanding of the entire period. Ultimately, an inability to confront our real history endangers democracy and freedom.

Rex Bradford
History Matters

The JFK Assassination
The 1963 assassination of President Kennedy has been termed the "Crime of the Century." In the last few years of the last century, millions of pages related to this crime and its investigations were declassified. What's in them? Was there really a conspiracy and cover-up? Who killed JFK? Does this historical topic have meaning today?

Deep Politics III
Peter Dale Scott's latest writings on the assassination of JFK, and the "deep politics" surrounding it, are being published online here at History Matters. These online chapters contain extensive hyperlinks to referenced source material.

1963 Vietnam Withdrawal Plans
Among the documents declassified in the late 1990s were the proceedings of the May 1963 8th SecDef Vietnam conference. These papers contain information about the Vietnam withdrawal plan developed in 1963, the implementation of which began weeks before Kennedy's murder.