A document, which was published among thousands of others in October, describes a meeting on March 22, 1962, in which senior US officials discussed a proposal by the then Attorney General Recently declassified documents related to the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy confirm the existence of a plan to launch a war with the Soviet Union by conducting a “fake” flag attack.
A document, which was published among thousands of others in October, describes a meeting on March 22, 1962, during which senior US officials discussed a proposal by then General Prosecutor Robert Kennedy. The president’s brother thought the US should acquire military aircraft of the Soviet Union or make copies. Mig-17, Mig-19 and Il-14 were discussed at the meeting.
The estimated cost of manufacturing such aircraft ranged from $ 3.5 million for six Mig-17-like US planes to $ 26-44 million for a Mig-19 copy that non-experts could acnowledge. The creation of expensive aircraft replicas was considered impossible, while the construction of a fake IL-14 was described as “extremely difficult and time-consuming” even if only an occasional inspection had to be passed.
The CIA has proposed the acquisition of an original Soviet aircraft either by removing the pilot or by buying it from a non-member of the Warsaw Pact, the document said. There were also three scenarios in which “Soviet” warships could be used, including operations to confuse enemy aircraft in the air or to attack enemy installations, and “a provocative enterprise in which Soviet aircraft seem to attack US or friendly facilities, excuse for US intervention “.
The “Task Force”, which held the meeting, which included Attorney General Robert Kennedy, CIA Director John McCone, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, and Army General Staff Chief Lyman Lemnitzer, according to the CIA Encyclopedia. President Kennedy and Foreign Minister Dean Rusk were not members but participated in meetings.
The existence of such a plan, including fake Soviet warplanes, was revealed in a 2001 Robert Dalek book, “An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963”. The book attributes the idea to the CIA director, McCone.