Programmed to Kill

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-31
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
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The assassination of President Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald, the American Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union and four years later committed the crime of the century, was an extremely rare Cold War episode in which both sides were vitally interested in hiding the truth. In Programmed to Kill, former Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, reveals most of the facts covered up by the Kremlin and addresses the myriad of questions left unanswered by the Warren Commission, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and the numerous books written on this subject.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Principal Figures in the Bookp. xvii
Kennedy Killed by a "Serzhant"p. 3
Moscow's Operation Dragonp. 11
First Hard Evidence of the PGU's Handp. 18
Recruiting a Serzhantp. 26
A "Defector"p. 31
Recruitment in Japanp. 36
An Ideal Agentp. 43
Working for the PGUp. 50
A Secret Trip to Moscowp. 56
Soviet Citizenship Deniedp. 64
Bogus Documentsp. 71
Khrushchev Declares War on Kennedyp. 76
May Day in Moscowp. 82
Assassination Becomes a Tool of Foreign Policyp. 91
Testing the Watersp. 98
Prelude to Repatriationp. 103
Marinap. 112
A Foothold in Texasp. 120
The Commo Planp. 126
Oswald's Best Friendp. 133
The Background of an Illegal Officerp. 145
Trained to Make Friends, Not Moneyp. 156
The Friend's PGU Rolep. 164
A Shift in Plansp. 178
Khrushchev's Final Humiliationp. 184
Oswald Goes It Alonep. 187
The Dry Runp. 193
A Game of Jai Alaip. 198
Plans for Kennedy's Visitp. 206
Moscow's Cold Shoulderp. 211
Disappointment in Mexico Cityp. 217
The Lone Assassinp. 227
The Silence of the Gravep. 237
The Cuban Contributionp. 246
Nosenko's Testimonyp. 259
A Tangled Web of Deceptionp. 266
Death of a Hit Manp. 272
Operation Dragon Lives Onp. 278
Connecting the Dotsp. 283
Notesp. 305
Indexp. 337
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