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 Num NARA Release DateFormerly WithheldAgencyDoc DateDoc TypeFile NumTo NameFrom NameTitleNum PagesOriginatorRecord SeriesReview DateCommentsPages Released
54551202-10001-1019310/26/2017In 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
54552202-10001-1019410/26/2017In 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
54553202-10001-1019610/26/2017In 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
54554202-10001-1019710/26/2017In 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
54555202-10001-1019810/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 199OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
54556202-10001-1019910/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 200OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, State, CIA.4
54557202-10001-1020010/26/2017In 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
54558202-10001-1020112/15/2017In 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.
54559202-10001-1020104/26/2018RedactJCS07/25/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 202BRIG. GEN. LANSDALEREVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE8OSDFOIA SERIES03/12/2018Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and DOS.
54560202-10001-1020304/26/2018Redact01/24/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 204THE CUBA PROJECT6OSD03/16/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA and DOS.
54561202-10001-1020804/26/2018Redact02/20/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 209THE CUBA PROJECT26OSD#N/A02/24/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and DOS26
54562202-10001-1021004/26/2018Redact02/20/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 211THE CUBA PROJECT26OSD#N/A03/09/2018Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, DOS.26
54563202-10001-1021112/15/2017In PartJCS08/31/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 212PHASE II OPERATION MONGOOSE21OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.
54564202-10001-1021104/26/2018RedactJCS08/31/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 212PHASE II OPERATION MONGOOSE21OSDFOIA SERIES03/16/2018Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, DOS.
54565202-10001-1021204/26/2018Redact03/02/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 213THE CUBA PROJECT8OSD03/12/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA, DOS.
54566202-10001-1021304/26/2018Redact05/17/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 214MONGOOSE SCHEDULE12OSD03/12/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA, DOS.
54567202-10001-1021404/26/2018Redact03/12/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 215INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING OPERATION MONGOOSE8OSD03/16/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA, DOS.
54568202-10001-1021912/15/2017In PartJCS05/31/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 220OPERATION MONGOOSE PROGRESS3OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by OSD, CIA, State.
54569202-10001-1021904/26/2018RedactJCS05/31/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 220OPERATION MONGOOSE PROGRESS3OSDFOIA SERIES03/12/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA, DOS.
54570202-10001-1022104/26/2018Redact03/13/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 222INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING16OSD03/16/2018Reviewed by OSD, CIA, DOS.
54571202-10001-1022512/15/2017In 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.
54572202-10001-1022504/26/2018RedactJCS09/14/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 226MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP 14 SEP 622OSDFOIA SERIES03/12/2018Reviewed by CIA, DOS, OSD.
54573202-10001-1022912/15/2017In PartJCS05/03/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 230MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL GROUP MAY 621OSDFOIA SERIES11/30/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.
54574202-10001-1022904/26/2018RedactJCS05/03/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 230MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL GROUP MAY 621OSDFOIA SERIES03/16/2018Reviewed by CIA, DOS, OSD.
54575202-10001-1023010/26/2017In 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
54576202-10001-1023410/26/2017In PartJCS10/21/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2353JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by State, OSD and CIA.4
54577202-10001-1023710/26/2017In PartJCS12/05/1964
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MESSAGEDOC 238CINLANT OPLAN1JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State and CIA.3
54578202-10001-1023810/26/2017In PartJCS10/27/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2392JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State and CIA.5
54579202-10001-1024010/26/2017In PartJCS11/03/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 241CINCLANTFLT OPORD 49-62 (REVISED)3JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Review completed by OSD, CIA and State.3
54580202-10001-1024110/26/2017In PartJCS11/11/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2424JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.5
54581202-10001-1024210/26/2017In PartJCS11/12/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2435JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.5
54582202-10001-1024410/26/2017In PartJCS11/16/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 245THE PRESIDENTMAXWELL TAYLORJCSM-910-62 STATUS OF READINESS FOR THE CUBA OPERATION4JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES08/18/20174
54583202-10001-1024510/26/2017In PartJCS11/17/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 2464JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES08/18/20174
54584202-10001-1024910/26/2017In PartJCS11/28/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 250READINESS POSTURE REQUIREMENTS4JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Review completed by OSD, CIA and State.4
54585202-10001-1025410/26/2017In PartJCS07/09/1963
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MEMORANDUMDOC 255MEMORANDUM FOR THE STANDING GROUP OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL3JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.4
54586202-10001-1025610/26/2017In PartJCS11/20/1963
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MESSAGEDOC 257JCSDISRUPTION OF COMMUNIST ARMS SMUGGLING INTO LATIN AMERICA4JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Review completed by OSD, CIA and State.4
54587202-10002-1002404/26/2018Redact00/00/0000
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTTHE MOVEMENT OF SUBVERSIVES AND SUBVERSIVE TRAINEES49SUBCOMMITTEE ON CASTRO-COMMUNIST SUBVERSION#N/A02/24/2016Taylor Papers, Box 7. Package of papers compiled by the Subcommittee on Castro-Communist Subversion related to effort to prevent Cuban subversion in Latin America.49
54588202-10002-1010404/26/2018Redact00/00/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT3360 (7 FEB 62)NORTHWOODS197JCS03/20/2018JCS Central Files 1962, Box 29. JCS Record Case, Code Name Northwoods, containing JCS Papers related to JCS recommendation to invade Cuba and pretexts to justify US military intervention.
54589202-10002-1012112/15/2017In PartJCS08/18/1966
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHAIRMAN, JCSGEN. GOODPASTERMILITARY PERSONNEL DETAILED TO THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY14JCSWHEELER PAPERS11/30/2017Wheeler Papers, Box 14. Memorandum for CJCS regarding numbers of military personnel on detail to the CIA and DOD policy letter governing assignment of military personnel to CIA.
54590202-10002-1012104/26/2018RedactJCS08/18/1966
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHAIRMAN, JCSGEN. GOODPASTERMILITARY PERSONNEL DETAILED TO THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY14JCSWHEELER PAPERS03/16/2018Wheeler Papers, Box 14. Memorandum for CJCS regarding numbers of military personnel on detail to the CIA and DOD policy letter governing assignment of military personnel to CIA.
54591202-10002-1012412/15/2017In 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.
54592202-10002-1012404/26/2018RedactJCS06/26/1965
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTMULTIPLE RECIPIENTSCYRUS R. VANCECUBAN AFFAIRS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE27OSDJCS CENTRAL FILES03/12/2018JCS 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.
54593202-10002-1012504/26/2018Redact06/20/1964
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTGENERAL TAYLORDAVEREPORT ON DELIBERATIONS OF THE US ON SOUTHEAST ASIA (1953-1954)60JCS#N/A03/09/2018Taylor Papers, Box 12. Multiple memos and cables re: U.S. policy in Southeast Asia in the 50's and 60's.60
54594202-10002-1012604/26/2018Redact03/21/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSECRETARY, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFA.P. GRAY, JR.JCS 2304/171 - ACTION IN CUBA15JCS#N/A03/09/2018JCS Central Files, Box 4. Memo from LTC Gray to Secretary, JCS re: Action in Cuba.15
54595202-10002-1012904/26/2018Redact03/09/1961
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNND 941071PRESIDENT KENNEDY17THE WHITE HOUSE#N/A03/09/2018NARA RG 218, Box 6 of 8. Memo from the President re: authorization granted at 9 March 1961 meeting. Report on the concept for the recapture of the Plaine des Jarres.17
54596202-10002-1013104/26/2018Redact10/14/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHAIRMAN, JCSV.H. KRULAKCOVERT ACTIONS AGAINST CUBA13JCS02/14/2018Taylor Papers, Box 7, Number 5. Memo from Krulak to Chairman, JCS enclosing memo re: Covert Actions Against Cuba.
54597202-10002-1013104/26/2018Redact10/14/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHAIRMAN, JCSV.H. KRULAKCOVERT ACTIONS AGAINST CUBA13JCS02/14/2018Taylor Papers, Box 7, Number 5. Memo from Krulak to Chairman, JCS enclosing memo re: Covert Actions Against Cuba.
54598202-10002-1013304/26/2018Release08/01/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT25US ARMY / BRITISH GOVERNMENTJCS CENTRAL FILE 196301/05/201725
54599202-10002-1013404/26/2018Withheld09/26/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT13US ARMY / BRITISH GOVERNMENT#N/A02/28/1998JCS Central File 1963, Box 3. British and Canadian government papers regarding Cuba.13
54600202-10002-1016204/26/2018Redact12/23/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTJCSC. M. MOUNT, JR.MEMORANDUM FOR THE JCS - SOUTHEAST ASIA SITUATION REPORT59JCS#N/A03/01/2018NARA RG 218 JCS. Memo from Mount, Jr. to JCS re: attached Southeast Asia Situation Report Number 52-63. Also attached are 51-63, 50-63 and 49-63.59

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