I've been studing the FBI files and it is one option that I have been looking at. The VVAW was giving the US a lot of crap. Others in VVAW that were found to be in violation of the law were prosecuted, not Kerry, why?
But, Kerry was being investigated by the FBI. And a lot of what he did he wouldn't have needed to do as a mole in the VVAW.
How many of them had connections in high places in the majority party? Kerry carried water for Senator Fullbright.
Well, I hate to even be considering some possibilities, but will speculate this at least for the sake of discussion:
If he was in fact a gummint spy at the time of his bizarre VVAW activities, he could have been creating bona fides which would make him appear as a 'friendly' of reknown to the commies when he went to Paris and elsewhere.
One thing for sure. If ALL be known, Kerry will be found to be a man of mystery who took part in a disastrous intel operation or the quintessential and consummate fraud . . . and as you infer, a favored protege of Kennedy.
If the former, it was not without dire consequence, but my gut feeling says go with the latter.
Ooops! My Kennedy reference in # 26 was for mumzie.