Author Archives: Robert Reynolds

More on Biden’s memo

An interesting note posted yesterday on W. Tracy Parnell’s blog, The JFK Files. Parnell summarizes some of the response to President Biden’s memo on the release of ARC files (see here). The response, from some, was much stronger than I expected. Another notch against my reputation for prognostication.…

Biden’s memo

President Biden has finally spoken on the release of records under the JFK Act. In a memo released October 22, 2021, Biden ordered NARA to begin preparation for further releases, including putting the entire JFK Assassination Records Collection online. The memo is available here.

A closer look

The memo is long, specifying lots more paperwork for agencies (primarily the CIA) who want to continue redacting their documents, plus short term, mid term, and long term plans for release of more info.…

NARA 21, part 8: More updates to the JFK database

I am still looking at NARA 21, the updated version of the JFK ARC database. I have had recent correspondence with NARA on the status of the database that corrects a couple of my earlier posts.

“Declassify” records

The first correction here is on the 13 records in the updated JFK database labeled “declassify”.…