JFK files reveal FBI warning on Oswald and Soviets’ missile fears

Publication of nearly 3,000 documents sheds more light on response to assassination of US president – but so far no smoking gun

The publication of nearly 3,000 previously classified files relating to the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 reveals that the FBI had warned Dallas police about a threat to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, and claims that Soviet officials feared an “irresponsible” US general could launch a missile strike in the wake of the crisis.

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