From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes the most unsettling, revelatory book about the CIA and the Cold War to be published in a decade. Sure to cause a firestorm of controversy, this book uncovers more than any previous inquiry of the government’s role in the Kennedy assassination. How involved was the CIA with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald’s file tampered with before the assassination of John Kennedy? And why were significant documents from it removed afterward? Finally, we have answers to these questions, answers not from theories, but from the primary sources themselves. John Newman has interviewed dozens of high-placed officials who have never before spoken candidly on these sensitive issues. He has thoroughly examined the vast body of new material forced into release by the JFK Records Act of 1992. Oswald and the CIA is a devastating report based on indisputable evidence. Written by a historian who spent more than twenty years with the U.S. intelligence community, it is an insider’s account of the secret record. Bit by bit, document by document, the reader watches Oswald’s file build as it was observed through the eyes of the intelligence officers who actually handled those files. The Oswald paper trail inside the CIA is a gripping journey through the darkest corners of the Agency’s Clandestine Services. The Oswald connection leads through the agency’s most secret elements and their operations, including the Soviet Russia Division, Angelton’s Counter-Intelligence Staff, and the Special Affairs Staff’s anti-Cuban operations. To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War. The story is as alarming as it is tragic; for the lies and the manipulations it reveals lead directly to the President’s murder.