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My name is Douglas P. Horne. I served on the staff of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) from 1995 to 1998, for the last three years of its four year existence as a temporary Federal agency. I served as the Chief Analyst for Military Records, and was intimately involved in the staff's interviews and depositions of medical witnesses in the JFK case. These witnesses included the three military pathologists who performed President Kennedy's autopsy; the two photographers who photographed the autopsy; the two Navy x-ray technicians; a Navy photographer's mate who developed post mortem photographs of JFK; and the two FBI agents who were present during the autopsy. Prior to serving with the ARRB, I worked for the U.S. Navy for 20 years: for ten years as a Surface Warfare Officer on active duty, and for ten years as a Civil Servant providing logistic support for a key Cold War antisubmarine warfare surveillance system. I graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, with a B.A. in History, in 1974.

In 2010, one year after completion of my five-volume book about the JFK assassination medical coverup ("Inside the Assassination Records Review Board"), I began work on a manuscript about Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy during the run-up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The end result of this six-year effort is my new book, "Deception, Intrigue, and the Road to War" (in two volumes), examining FDR's foreign policy, especially during the crucial years 1940-41, through the lens of realpolitik.