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Did Lee Harvey Oswald Act Alone? An Army Vet’s Investigation Suggests Otherwise
What do you get when you put a retired CIA agent, an Army veteran, and a former Los Angeles police officer together to track down new information surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? History Channel’s newest show.
“JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald” follows these three experts over six episodes as they dissect newly declassified government documents to investigate the activities of Lee Harvey Oswald, the former Marine charged with Kennedy’s murder, in the weeks leading up to the crime that rocked the United States.
Photo by Karga Seven/HISTORYL to R: Beginning their investigation in Mexico City, Marty Scovlund, Adam Bercovici and Bob Baer convene to discuss their first move from HISTORY’s “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald.”
The trio follows leads that take them to Moscow, Mexico City, New Orleans, Miami, and Dallas, retracing Oswald’s steps “with the goal of separating conspiracy theory from the truth,” according to History Channel. They even discover clues that suggest Oswald may have maintained direct connections with the Soviet KGB, dispelling the long-questioned narrative that he operated alone.
While the prospect of interrogating new details about Kennedy’s death makes the show a must-watch for any history buff, the fact that Task & Purpose senior contributor Marty Skovlund Jr. is one of the hosts makes it all the more worthwhile.
“Bob [Baer] has an intel background, and Adam [Bercovici] had an extensive career with LAPD. So really the only piece they were missing for the investigation was someone with a military background,” Skovlund, a veteran of the 1st Ranger Battalion and Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, told Task & Purpose. “A lot of this investigation delved into military-esque operations, so I was there to analyze those angles.”
“JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald” premieres Tuesday, April 25, at 10 pm EST on History Channel.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below.
The Pentagon's top spokesman tried to downplay recent revelations by the Washington Post that U.S. government officials have consistently misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades.
Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock first brought to light that several top officials acknowledged to the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction that the war was going badly despite their optimistic public statements. The report, based on extensive interviews and internal government data, also found that U.S. officials manipulated statistics to create the public perception that the U.S. military was making progress in Afghanistan.
An Army colonel's alleged abuse saddled his wife with ongoing medical needs. Escaping him could bring that care to a screeching halt.
Katherine Burton was sitting on her couch when she heard a scream.
Though she had not yet met her upstairs neighbors, Army. Col. Jerel Grimes and his wife Ellizabeth, Burton went to investigate almost immediately. "I knew it was a cry for help," she recalled of the August 1 incident.
Above her downstairs apartment in Huntsville, Alabama, Jerel and Ellizabeth had been arguing. They had been doing a lot of that lately. According to Ellizabeth, Jerel, a soldier with 26 years of service and two Afghanistan deployments under his belt, had become increasingly controlling in the months since the couple had married in April, forcing her to share computer passwords, receipts for purchases, and asking where she was at all times.
"I was starting to realize how controlling he was, and how manipulative he was," Ellizabeth said. "And he'd never been this way towards me in the 15 years that I've known him."
Taliban fighters attempted to fight their way into Bagram Airfield on Wednesday by invading a medical facility just outside of the base's perimeter, a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support said Wednesday.
J.P. Lawrence of Stars and Stripes and Jim LaPorta of Newsweek first reported that the battle lasted for several hours after using car bombs to attack the hospital, which is near the base's northern corner. Helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were reportedly used to drop ordnance on the hospital.
Actor Mark Wahlberg will be visiting troops overseas to plug Wahlburgers, a fast-casual restaurant chain owned by the actor and his two brothers, Donnie Wahlberg, and chef Paul Wahlberg.