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What we now call the Continuity of Government - COG procedures for the transfer of executive powers with the sudden death of the President or national disaster or national emergency, was of a concern to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time of the assassination of President Kennedy.

The Joint Chiefs were advised by CIA Cuban Ops coordinator Desmond FitzGerald that they were studying the failed 1944 Nazi plot to kill Hitler, which was also a coup d'etat, and applying the scenario to Cuba against Castro, a plan that utilized the COG operations as well as a false-flag Northwoods type operation.

The COG plans forbid the President and the Vice President from traveling in the same airplane, and other tangibles, especially communications, are routinely incorporated into the COG contingency plans, including nuclear scenarios.

According to the Constitution, the Vice President becomes president upon the death of the President, and the swearing an oath was just a theatrical performance to reinsure the nation that there was a president in charge.

You would think that all of the paperwork was compete when JFK's head exploded at Dealey Plaza, and the AF1 swearing in, but as with Barak Obama, who miffed a sentence in the presidential oath, and repeated it privately later on, just to be sure, there seems to have been some documented details on the transition of Presidential Powers that had yet to be fullfulled as late as November 26, four days after the fact.

Now I'd really like to see these documents, but for some reason I don't think we will, though there might be something somebody can dig up on Captain Shepperd, "the custodian of the pertient documents," and perhaps these details can be nailed down.

Why do I have the feeling that we'll never see these "pertient documents."?

SUBJECTS: REQUEST FOR MEETING

TRANSITION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=1237&relPageId=2

26 November 1963

Dear Mr. President

The Joint Chiefs of Staff request that, at your convenience, they be allowed to pay their respects and receive such guidance as you may wish to give them. At the same time, it might be useful to discuss some of the emergency procedures for which Captain Shepperd is the custodian of the pertinent documents. In the meantime, we await an indication of your pleasure.

Sincerely yours,

MAXWELL D. TAYLOR

Chairman

Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Guest Tom Scully

"Shepperd"....apparently incorrectly spelled....

http://books.google.com/books?id=soYmluPdF...rch_s&cad=0

The info displayed on the linked page leaves me with the impression that the Captain's "service" smacks of nepotism and political connections, and the dismissal by LBJ of 3 of 4 or JFK's military liasons was an early indication of how pathetic the "leadership" of CIC LBJ and Defense Secretary McNamara would ultimately be.

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"Shepperd"....apparently incorrectly spelled....

http://books.google.com/books?id=soYmluPdF...rch_s&cad=0

Hi Tom,

I looked closely at the original document and couldn't decipher whether it is Sheperd or Shepard, but its one or the other. I tried both, but didn't come up with anything.

I have a suspicion that this guy is mentioned iun Manchester's book, and might be the guy with the black box or the nuke codes, but that's not for certain.

The guy had to be somebody known to both LBJ and the JCS, and therefore someone whose name is among the records, and indeed he is. Thanks for that link to LBJ - Taking Command,

LBJ, in replacing four military aides with one - Cliff Carter, LBJ says:

"...And I'll get a hell of a good command for Shepard 2...."

Footnote 2: Captain Tazewell Shepard, White House naval aide, who enjoyed some measure of protection as the son-in-law of Senator John Sparkman, Democrat of Alabama...

Taz Shepard is mentioned in the ARRB testimony of those present at the autopsy.

BK

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"Shepperd"....apparently incorrectly spelled....

http://books.google.com/books?id=soYmluPdF...rch_s&cad=0

Hi Tom,

I looked closely at the original document and couldn't decipher whether it is Sheperd or Shepard, but its one or the other. I tried both, but didn't come up with anything.

I have a suspicion that this guy is mentioned iun Manchester's book, and might be the guy with the black box or the nuke codes, but that's not for certain.

The guy had to be somebody known to both LBJ and the JCS, and therefore someone whose name is among the records, and indeed he is. Thanks for that link to LBJ - Taking Command,

LBJ, in replacing four military aides with one - Cliff Carter, LBJ says:

"...And I'll get a hell of a good command for Shepard 2...."

Footnote 2: Captain Tazewell Shepard, White House naval aide, who enjoyed some measure of protection as the son-in-law of Senator John Sparkman, Democrat of Alabama...

Taz Shepard is mentioned in the ARRB testimony of those present at the autopsy.

BK

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/...ouse_Staff_-_p2

Photo-jfkl-02_0058-WHSTAFF-02-TShepard.jpg

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"Shepperd"....apparently incorrectly spelled....

http://books.google.com/books?id=soYmluPdF...rch_s&cad=0

Hi Tom,

I looked closely at the original document and couldn't decipher whether it is Sheperd or Shepard, but its one or the other. I tried both, but didn't come up with anything.

I have a suspicion that this guy is mentioned iun Manchester's book, and might be the guy with the black box or the nuke codes, but that's not for certain.

The guy had to be somebody known to both LBJ and the JCS, and therefore someone whose name is among the records, and indeed he is. Thanks for that link to LBJ - Taking Command,

LBJ, in replacing four military aides with one - Cliff Carter, LBJ says:

"...And I'll get a hell of a good command for Shepard 2...."

Footnote 2: Captain Tazewell Shepard, White House naval aide, who enjoyed some measure of protection as the son-in-law of Senator John Sparkman, Democrat of Alabama...

Taz Shepard is mentioned in the ARRB testimony of those present at the autopsy.

BK

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/images/3/3...02-TShepard.jpg

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By the end of LBJ's presidency, in 1969, Tazewell Shepard was an admiral...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z_sNA...ll+shepard+mink

St. Petersburg Times - Mar 2, 1969

"...Adm And Mrs. Tazewell Shepard have just returned from a New York trip wint Sen. and Mrs. Birch Bayh and Rep. and Mrs. Paul Rogers of Florida...."

On March 2, 1969, LBJ had been out of office for only 41 days. It is a safe bet that LBJ promoted Tazewell Shepard through the ranks from Captain to Rear Admiral....

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By the end of LBJ's presidency, in 1969, Tazewell Shepard was an admiral...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z_sNA...ll+shepard+mink

St. Petersburg Times - Mar 2, 1969

"...Adm And Mrs. Tazewell Shepard have just returned from a New York trip wint Sen. and Mrs. Birch Bayh and Rep. and Mrs. Paul Rogers of Florida...."

On March 2, 1969, LBJ had been out of office for only 41 days. It is a safe bet that LBJ promoted Tazewell Shepard through the ranks from Captain to Rear Admiral....

Hey Tom,

Are you surprised? After all, LBJ promised to take care of him, and he was married to a Senator's daughter.

BK

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http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=3

This White House Communications Agency Doc shows that at 212 P CAPT SHEPARD CLD AG RES OK

Which I would translate as: 2:12 PM (EST = 1:12 Dallas) Capt. Shepard called the Attorney General.

and again at 2:25 P CAPT SHEPARD CLD AG OK

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