The US marks 50 years on since JKF assassination

The US marks 50 years on since JKF assassination

Today the US marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy as the controversy surrounding his assassination continues to exist.

On November 22, 1963 the 35th President became the fourth US President to be assassinated, after he was shot during a driving tour of Dallas.

His death and the reasons behind it have divided the country for the past 50 years.

Some believe one shooter Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, while others say it was a conspiracy involving the CIA, FBI and organised crime.

But a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney US Studies Centre Dr Harry Melkonian says Americans need to come to terms with the fact JFK was killed for no apparent reason.

In an article published in Fairfax papers today Dr Melkonian says the lack of reason, is in fact the reason conspiracy theories were created.

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