Temple University professor Joan Mellen has published twenty-four books; her overriding theme is "the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and its role in the planning and cover-up of the Kennedy assassination."
In this interview we discuss the JFK assassination, the anniversary of which is one week from tonight, with reference to Joan Mellen's books:
*Faustian Bargains (about LBJ's personal hit man Mac Wallace);
* A Farewell to Justice (about New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's attempt to prosecute JFK's killers);
*Blood in the Water (on LBJ's conspiring with Israel to murder hundreds of American sailors to bring the US into the 1967 war).
Though she criticizes Michael Collins Piper's Final Judgment regarding its organization and documentation, Joan Mellen does not reject Piper's thesis—that Israel orchestrated the JFK assassination to save its nuclear program.
"If you are able to read just one book in 2019, I urge it to be Joan Mellen's Blood in the Water: How the U.S. and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty."
—Richard Falk, "Joan Mellen's Blood in the Water: How the U.S. and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty," Foreign Policy Journal, April 1, 2019.