JFK Assassination Records

JFK Assassination Records - 2018 Additional Documents Release

The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s. The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part. Learn more

These releases include FBI, CIA, and other agency documents (both formerly withheld in part and formerly withheld in full) identified by the Assassination Records Review Board as assassination records. The releases to date are as follows:

* Note: There are instances where multiple record identification numbers are associated with the same pdf. This is due to the fact that the files were scanned in batches.

Accessing the Release Files

The table below displays metadata about all the released documents. You can also download the spreadsheet as an Excel file (4.7MB).

To view or download a specific document, follow the link in the "Doc Date" column. The files are sorted by NARA Release Date, with the most recent files appearing first. The previous withholding status (i.e., formerly withheld in part or formerly withheld in full) is identified in the “Formerly Withheld Status” column.

JFK Table
Row NumRecord NumNARA Release DateFormerly WithheldAgencyDoc DateDoc TypeFile NumTo NameFrom NameTitleNum PagesOriginator Record SeriesReview DateCommentsPages Released
53701195-10005-1002110/26/2017In PartOSD07/31/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSPECIAL GROUP (AUGMENTED)BRIG. GEN. LANSDALECONTINGENCY PLAN18OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS12/16/2016McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose. Memo from Lansdale to Special Group (Augmented) re: contingency plan for military intervention in Cuba.18
53702198-10007-1010110/26/2017In PartARMY00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTMCNAMARA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE165OSDCALIFANO PAPERS08/18/2017Califano Papers, Box 1, Folder 10. Taylor and McNamara testimony before the Senate; Edwin M. Martin's "Statement on Subversion in Latin America."166
53703202-10001-1002210/26/2017In PartJCS10/21/1963
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MEMORANDUMDOC 231OSDJ-303/01/2016Requires review of CIA, State, OSD2
53704202-10001-1016210/26/2017In PartJCS08/08/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 163STEPPED UP COURSE B3OSDFOIA SERIES # 108/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53705202-10001-1016310/26/2017In PartJCS05/10/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 164OPERATION MONGOOSE 4-10 MAY2OSDFOIA SERIES # 203/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, CIA, State and OSD.3
53706202-10001-1016410/26/2017In PartJCS07/25/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 165BRIG GEN LANSDALEREVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE6OSDJCS FOIA # 308/18/2017Reviewed by State, OSD, CIA.6
53707202-10001-1016510/26/2017In PartJCS08/14/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 166BRIG GEN LANSDALEALTERNATE COURSE B12OSDJCS FOIA # 408/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff.12
53708202-10001-1016610/26/2017In PartJCS08/08/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 167CLASSIFIED TITLE5OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.7
53709202-10001-1016810/26/2017In PartJCS07/25/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 169REVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE25OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.25
53710202-10001-1017010/26/2017In PartJCS03/12/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 171POLICY QUESTIONS OPERATION MONGOOSE24OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, CIA, State, OSD.24
53711202-10001-1017110/26/2017In PartJCS00/00/0000
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MEMORANDUMDOC 172BRIEFING FOR MR. ROBERT KENNEDY24OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.24
53712202-10001-1017310/26/2017In PartJCS03/21/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 1749OSDFOIA SERIES05/02/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.10
53713202-10001-1017410/26/2017In PartJCS03/14/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 175DEFENSE SUPPORT OPERATION MONGOOSE1OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Remainder of document reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
53714202-10001-1017510/26/2017In PartJCS04/13/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 176GENERAL CRAIGBRIG. GEN. LANSDALE1OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Remainder of document reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
53715202-10001-1017610/26/2017In PartJCS06/20/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 177BRIG. GEN. LANSDALEPROGRESS, OPERATION MONGOOSE2OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.3
53716202-10001-1018110/26/2017In PartJCS03/12/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 182POLICY QUESTIONS, OPERATION MONGOOSE2OSDFOIA SERIES08/17/2017Reviewed by OSD, CIA, State.3
53717202-10001-1018210/26/2017In PartJCS00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 18316OSDFOIA SERIES01/14/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.16
53718202-10001-1018410/26/2017In PartJCS06/06/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 185STATUS REPORT, CARIBBEAN SURVEY GROUP, 31 MAY-6 JUNE 19621OSDFOIA SERIES01/14/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.3
53719202-10001-1018610/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 187MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.4
53720202-10001-1019010/26/2017In PartJCS08/07/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 191OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.5
53721202-10001-1019110/26/2017In PartJCS09/07/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 192MILITARY3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53722202-10001-1019210/26/2017In PartJCS05/01/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 193DJSM-572-623OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.7
53723202-10001-1019310/26/2017In PartJCS05/05/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 194MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 5 APR 623OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53724202-10001-1019410/26/2017In PartJCS03/30/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 195MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 29 MARCH3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.5
53725202-10001-1019610/26/2017In PartJCS03/13/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 197MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 13 MARCH2OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53726202-10001-1019710/26/2017In PartJCS02/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 198MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON CUBA 26 FEB2OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53727202-10001-1019810/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 199OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
53728202-10001-1019910/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 200OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, State, CIA.4
53729202-10001-1020010/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 201OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.4
53730202-10001-1023010/26/2017In PartJCS05/17/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 231MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL GROUP 17 MAY 621OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
53731195-10005-1002312/15/2017In PartOSD07/23/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHIEF OF OPERATIONS, MONGOOSEBENJAMIN T. HARRISEND OF PHASE I12OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS11/30/2017McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose. Memo from Harris to Chief of Operations re: accomplishments of Operation Mongoose Phase I, estimate of potential for intelligence collection and military operations, etc.
53732198-10005-1001412/15/2017In PartARMY08/02/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTGEN LANSDALECOL PATCHELL4OSDCALIFANO PAPERS11/30/2017Califano Papers, Box 3, Folder 1. Newspaper clipping regarding Gerald Patrick Hemming and the training of anti-Castro Cubans with attached cover memos and copy of extract from dossier on Hemming.
53733202-10001-1017212/15/2017In PartJCS01/18/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 173THE CUBA PROJECT24OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.
53734202-10001-1017712/15/2017In PartJCS06/14/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 178PROGRESS, OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by OSD, State, CIA.
53735202-10001-1017912/15/2017In PartJCS04/11/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 180STATUS OF OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.
53736202-10001-1020112/15/2017In PartJCS07/25/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 202BRIG. GEN. LANSDALEREVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE8OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.
53737202-10001-1021112/15/2017In PartJCS08/31/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 212PHASE II OPERATION MONGOOSE21OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.
53738202-10001-1021912/15/2017In PartJCS05/31/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 220OPERATION MONGOOSE PROGRESS3OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by OSD, CIA, State.
53739202-10001-1022512/15/2017In PartJCS09/14/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 226MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP 14 SEP 622OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.
53740202-10001-1022912/15/2017In PartJCS05/03/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 230MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL GROUP MAY 621OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.
53741202-10002-1012412/15/2017In PartJCS06/26/1965
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTMULTIPLE RECIPIENTSCYRUS R. VANCECUBAN AFFAIRS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE27OSDJCS CENTRAL FILES11/30/2017JCS Central File, Box 3, 4 of 15. Memo from Vance to SecArm, SecNav, SecAir, CJCS, and ASD(ISA) re: Cuban Affairs in the Dept. of Defense. ICCCA report on Possible Retaliatory Actions by the Castro Government.
53742177-10001-1029712/15/2017In Full00/00/0000
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OSDOSDNSF, FILES OF C.V. CLIFTON, MEETINGS W/ PRES., VOL. I, BOX 2DOC. #21
53743177-10001-1029812/15/2017In Full00/00/0000
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OSDOSDNSF, FILES OF C.V. CLIFTON, MEETINGS W/ PRES., VOL. I, BOX 2DOC. #21A
53744179-20001-1013104/26/2018Redact02/20/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTLANSDALE, ED26OSD#N/A01/31/2018REPORT WITH ATTACHMENTS; ATTACHMENT H; BOX 6526
53745195-10005-1000304/26/2018RedactOSD01/00/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTTHE PLAN FOR DIA, THE WEAKNESSES OF THE OLD SYSTEM, THE ADVANTAGES OF THE NEW, AND THE INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES TO BE LEFT IN THE SERVICES7OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS03/01/2018Reviewed by JCS/DIA. McNamara Papers, Box 112, DIA and DOD org. OSD paper re: US intelligence activities, the creation of DIA and its functions and responsibilities.7
53746202-10001-1016704/26/2018Redact08/07/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 16810OSD#N/A02/24/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and DOS.10
53747202-10001-1018504/26/2018Redact05/17/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 186OPERATION MONGOOSE PRIORITY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE 21 MAY-30 JUNE 196212OSD#N/A02/24/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and DOS.12
53748202-10001-1018804/26/2018Redact08/16/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 189MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 16 AUG 621OSD#N/A02/24/2016Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and DOS.1
53749202-10001-1018904/26/2018Redact03/13/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 190CONSOLIDATED STATUS REPORT CARIBBEAN SURVEY GROUP 4 JAN - 9 MAR4OSD#N/A02/24/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA DOS.4
53750202-10001-1020804/26/2018Redact02/20/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 209THE CUBA PROJECT26OSD#N/A02/24/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and DOS26

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