Join your host Rob Clark and his guest C.A.A. Savastano to discuss and inspect the claims of two prior guests from different sides of the Kennedy assassination case. They discuss the same problems that differently motivated inspections of the case offer, dissect some related myths, and offer why the sources of evidence we believe are important to forming reasonable conclusions.
J.V. Grombach and his group "The Pond" might be the least well known development in wartime US intelligence because of a commitment to pursuing his political enemies using the power of an unknown intelligence group. In total secrecy, he would attempt to destroy or purge official groups of those he found unacceptable and it would require other officials to stop his increasingly damaging attacks from within their own ranks.
The Past American Century has a look at the important historical policies of Director of Central Intelligence Walter Bedell Smith who restructured the Agency with a military bent during a period of uncertainty to secure its future eminence.
Join your host Chuck Ochelli with author Carmine Savastano as they offer some insights with evidence into the design and history of America's first official attempt to centralize intelligence via the Office of Strategic Services.
Inspecting the foundations of the modern historical American intelligence system and its military origins reveals the influences that created the Office of Strategic Services from which all later intelligence groups would evolve. Additionally noted are some resulting power struggles between civilian and military departments about the policies and future path of American intelligence.
Historian Mike Swanson and author Carmine Savastano return to complete their prior study of former Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles in another look at the whether he was the legendary spymaster or merely presenting the crafted image of one.
Historian Mike Swanson and The Past American Century podcast return with author C.A.A. Savastano to discuss the historical successes and failures of Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles. They consider whether he is truly the mastermind of lore or perhaps his legend is founded upon less than substantial evidence.
Three new interviews with author C.A.A. Savastano on a wide range of intelligence figures and those connected to political assassination cases.
Midnight Writer News: C.A.A. Savastano returns to discuss five notable figures in the JFK case with your host S.T. Patrick. Tune in to hear the tangled, nefarious, and unlikely allegations that surround certain figures in the case.
The Ochelli Effect: Join Mike Swanson, C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli to discuss the life and influence of a largely unknown CIA operator during the Cold War named Leo Cherne.
The Past American Century: A discussion about evidence and one long asserted myth related to the JFK case with author Carmine Savastano and historian Mike Swanson.
Few periods of history enjoyed the economic growth and prosperity generated by the fear and mistrust of the Cold War. The aftermath of the Second World War left political alliances frayed and the ambitious governments of Russia and the United States taking diametrically opposite social positions. Previous World War II funding and materials supplied by the United States to Russia was redistributed to set up democratic bulwarks in Western Europe. Stalin and the Communist Soviet regime annexed roughly half of Europe while a deep freeze settled over world policy and these two superpowers drew lines across the world…Read More
The President's (Warren) Commission Executive Sessions reveal a starkly divided group with conflicting ideas about the evidence, mistrust of some public officials and the media influencing the case, and reasonable doubts that were absent from its final pronouncements. Most Commissioners and staff sought to find a resolution based on facts. Unfortunately, some officials deprived the inquiry of the substantial conflicting evidence necessary to do so...Read More
The tale of Cock Robin emerges from within the history of European folklore. A nursery rhyme mourns a heroic figure felled by an unlikely lone sparrow. Some assert it regards the political demise of an English politician and his government. Others have claimed it was a modern version of the Norse tale of the god Baldur's death at the hands of a blind sibling, and some note a resemblance to a Celtic hero murdered by an improbable assassin. The moniker was quietly affixed to John F. Kennedy in a private meeting of the President's Commission...Read More
Two documents are offered for your inspection regarding the Central Intelligence Agency Castro Assassination plots. The first is a list of all with foreknowledge of the plots that includes Warren Commissioner Allen Dulles. This infers that Dulles suppressed relevant information from the Commission. The second document is a brief summary and assembled pages from various internal sources regarding portions of the plots. #JFK #CIA #Assassination
The integrity of any investigation relies on reasonable standards; among these is the honest disclosure of all relevant evidence by leading officials. No matter what inferences are made by such full disclosure, it is their responsibility to offer the most reliable assessment. They must be unrelenting in their pursuit of those suspected and willing to offer every resource in seeking justice. If this is not the case, the investigation is flawed; hidden motivations can prevent its success. No amount of lower standards can be definitive...Read More
The Mafia's involvement regarding John F. Kennedy's death some declare improbable. A much larger plot is often favored with many officials involved. Yet consider that most high officials were feasibly constrained by fear or wisdom not to risk their entire fate, fortune, and legacy on a plot that easily could go awry. Corporations that comprised the Military Industrial Complex would benefit from Vietnam in my view regardless of whoever was President. President Kennedy was reducing the amount of troops in Vietnam, yet a total withdrawal of all forces would have feasibly taken years. The corporations would still profit from Vietnam beyond the first Kennedy term...Read More