Synopses & Reviews
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.
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, reviews the Kennedy assassination, reveals facts covered up by the Kremlin, and addresses questions left unanswered by official investigations and numerous books. Pacepa is the only investigator of the assassination who had direct knowledge of the KGB's ties to Lee Harvey Oswald. Programmed to Kill places Pacepa's knowledge about the KGB's secret involvement with Oswald in the context of factual reporting that has appeared on the case. The book juxtaposes the KGB modus operandi--mostly unknown to outsiders--against the irrefutable evidence assembled by the FBI and other U.S. investigators.