John F. Kennedy Assassination (1963)
The evidence is in: Germany deserves blame for World War I

To the editor: Still believing that the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War I is like saying that the assassination of John F. Kennedy triggered the Vietnam War. ("World War I: A war too easy to forget," Op-Ed, June 21) The Imperial German High Command's motivations for war have been well documented. The utterly damning handwritten proof to historians (but little known to the public) is the Imperial German High Command's war council meeting of 1912, two years before the assassination in Sarajevo, which showed its intent to precipitate war. Grand Adm. Alfred von Tirpitz's insistence at this meeting, to a greatly disappointed...