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US National Archives release trove of JFK assassination files



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A new trove of documents related to the November 1963 assassination of US president John F. Kennedy was released Thursday, but the White House withheld some of the documents, citing security concerns national security.

The National Archives says a total of 12,879 documents have been made public in the latest release.

It says that 97 percent of the records, about five million pages in total, held by the archive have been released.

Chairperson Joe Biden said in a memo that a “limited” amount of documents would continue to be retained.

“The temporary continuation of a temporary moratorium on public disclosure of such information is necessary to protect against identifiable harm to military defense, intelligence, law enforcement, or military operations.” foreign affairs,” Biden said.

(AFP)

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