The Census Bureau has the "72-year rule." (click here) to protect people still living from becoming a target for whatever reason. That rule was written in 1978 when the longevity of Americans were 77.3 years for women and 69.6 years for men. Since it is a man's life in the USA, the rule was written to protect all men and some women.
October 9, 2017
By Larry Copeland
Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years – a record high.
That was an increase of 0.1 year from 2011 when it was 78.7 years, according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
The news is a little better for women, a little worse for men. Life expectancy for females is 81.2 years; for males, it's 76.4 years. That difference of 4.8 years is the same as in 2011....
To some extent the USA holds an obligation to protect it's agents and their family from information that could place them in danger. So, considering women live now to the average age of 81.2 years, the "72 Year Rule" needs to be updated. The "72 Year Rule" needs to become the "82 Year Rule."
What does this have to do with the Kennedy documents? Simple. If there are agents or sources that worked on the case, still living and vulnerable to potential danger or exploitation for whatever strange reasons exist, they should be protected. It does not mean the documents can't be released, but, the Americans involved in the investigation need to be given the protection of their work that would expose them on a personal basis in any means that manifests.
October 21, 2017
By Ian Shapira
Jefferson Morley, a former Post reporter who has studied the Kennedy assassination records for years, said the last tranche of material is also intriguing because it contains files on senior CIA officials from the 1960s — officers well aware of Oswald’s activities in the days before the assassination.
On Saturday morning, Stone, the Trump confidant, was rejoicing on Twitter.
“Yes! Victory!” he tweeted.