JFK: The Cuba Files
The untold story of the plot to kill Kennedy
Amid continuing speculation over Cuban involvement in the most famous political crime of the 20th century, this book reveals for the first time Cuba's own report into the Kennedy assassination. With compelling logic, Fabián Escalante describes the conspiracy uncovered by Cuba's investigation, which reviewed declassified US files and reports from Cuban intelligence units that had infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. This anti-Kennedy conspiracy brought together three groups that violently opposed the Cuban revolution - the Cuban exiles, the Mafia, and the CIA - who all felt betrayed by the Bay of Pigs debacle and Kennedy's apparent moves toward a rapprochement with Fidel Castro.
By assassinating President Kennedy and presenting the crime as a Cuba-inspired plot, they hoped to remove an obstacle to their plans and to provide a pretext for decisive military action against Cuba.
Fabián Escalante, former head of Cuban counterintelligence, is internationally regarded as Cuba's foremost authority on US covert operations against Cuba and assassination plots against Fidel Castro. He directed Cuba's 1978 investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy, initiated at the request of the US congressional committee charged with reexamining the crime.
Published as part of the Secret War series.
These Cuban files add new pieces to the puzzle and give us a clearer picture of what really happened.
—Oliver Stone (director of “JFK”)