After JFK Was Killed, Harry Truman Called for Abolition of the CIA
The cause and effect of an ex-president's pronouncement about November 22
“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment,” wrote former president Harry Truman in the Washington Post on December 22, 1963. Truman spoke exactly one month after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
“It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas,” Truman wrote.
The former president never explicitly attributed JFK’s death to the clandestine service, but the timing and venue of his piece was suggestive.
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