Saturday, October 1, 2011

Berlin Crisis 1961 forum at original NARA on Oct 27, 2011

There is going to be another CIA event where they will release documents and have people from the CIA's Historical Publications Office speaking on another episode of historical interest from the Kennedy administration.  This time it's on the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

I am hopeful that it's possible to politely interact with folks from the CIA's Historical Review Program at events like this and ask them to release documents relating to the assassination of President Kennedy.  People who have been going through the documents released by the 1992 JFK Act and the ARRB should have a long list of material they would like declassified and open in full.  We can but try.

Writing them letters asking for declassification of specific documents citing specific information culled from documents or on specific topics, like George Joannides would be a good idea too.  

Scheduled Speakers:

Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero
Director, Information Management Services, CIA-Joseph Lambert
Adjunct Professor BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington - Dr. William R. Smyser
Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. Donald P. Steury
US Army Center of Military History- Dr. Don Carter
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) - Dr. Gregg Pedlow
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University - Dr. Hope Harrison
Central Intelligence Agency - Mr. Lou Mehrer


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Berlin Crisis of 1961 conference: "Building the Wall, From Vienna to Checkpoint Charlie."  

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