...when the President was killed.
Oswald was charged at 7:00 p.m.,
Dallas time...

...with Tippes murder.
Thas 2:00 p.m. the next day
in New Zealand.

But already their papers
had the entire history...

...of this unknown, 24-year-old Oswald.
Studio picture, detailed biography,
Russian information...

...and were sure that he killed
the President alone...

...although it took them four more hours
to charge him with that crime in Dallas.

It felt to me as if...
...a cover story was being put out.
Like we would in a Black Op.
After I came back...
...I asked myself, why was I,
the chief of Special Ops...

...sent to the South Pole to do a job...
...many others could have done?
I wondered if it could've been because...
...one of my routine duties,
if I'd been in Washington...

...would've been to order
additional security in Texas.

I checked it out and found that someone...
...told the 112th Military Intelligence Group
at Fort Sam Houston...

...to stand down that day,
over the protests of Colonel Reich.

I believe is a mistake.
Is standard procedure, especially
in a known hostile city like Dallas...

...to supplement the Secret Service.
Even if we hadn't let him ride
with the bubble-top off...

...we would've put 100 to 200 agents
on the sidewalk without question.

A month before, in Dallas, UN Ambassador
Adlai Stevenson was spit on and hit.

There had been attempts
on De Gaulle's life in France.

We'd have arrived days ahead,
studied the route...

...checked all the buildings.
Never would've allowed open windows
overlooking Dealey. Never!

Our own snipers
would've covered the area.

If a window went up,
they'd have been on the radio!

We'd be watching the crowd:
packages, rolled-up newspapers, coats.

Never would've let a man
open an umbrella.

Never would've let the car slow down
to ten miles an hour.

Or take that unusual curve
at Houston and Elm.

You'd have felt an Army presence
in the streets that day.