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Bill Harvey was one of the most highly regarded CIA officers of his generation. One colleague described him as "a man without sentiment, considerable stamina, great determination [and] high-skilled" and "a gun nut." His contempt for President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy was not disguised.
When the CIA wanted to create an organization capable of carrying out assassinations in 1960, they gave it the code name of ZR-RIFLE and put Harvey in charge.
When Harvey's CIA colleague John Whitten was asked by investigators why Harvey might have told his wife to destroy his papers after his death, Whitten replied, " He was too young to have assassinated McKinley and Lincoln . It could have been anything."
According to the National Archives online JFK data base , the CIA retains a 123-page file on Harvey's operations.
3. David Atlee Phillips' operational files
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David Phillips was a trust fund kid from Fort Worth, Texas, who was recruited into the CIA in the 1950s and won a medal for his clever work in the CIA's overthrow of the government of Guatemala in 1954. With Howard Hunt, Phillips went on to play a leading role in the CIA's failed effort to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs In April 1961.
Phillips had an interesting role in the JFK story. Working undercover in Mexico City in 1963, Phillips was involved in the pre-assassination surveillance of Oswald. There is also a credible but uncorroborated report from a Cuban who worked with the CIA in 1963 who said he saw Phillips in the company of Oswald in Dallas in September 1963.
Phillips went on to become the chief of CIA operations in Latin America. Upon his retirement in 1975, he established himself as one of the most prominent public defenders of the CIA. To defend the agency's reputation, he founded an organization, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers , which still exists today.
When Congress re-opened the JFK investigation in 1976, Phillips's inconsistent, inaccurate, and evasive answers to questions about Oswald, prompted JFK investigator Gaeton Fonzi to allege that Phillips was guilty of perjury in the case of the murdered president.
Phillips denied it but he did say late in life that he thought JFK was killed by unnamed "rogue" CIA officers.
Phillips, who died in 1987, also knew how to arrange an assassination. In 1998, the non- profit National Security Archive obtained and posted CIA documents showing that Phillips, at the direction of CIA director Richard Helms and President Nixon, had worked with ultra-right-wing Chilean military officers responsible for an assassination in October 1970.
A search of the online JFK database of the National Archives shows that the CIA retains four files containing 606 pages of material on Phillips.
4. The files of Anne Goodpasture
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