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Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor and President Kennedy

KN-26284(crop) Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor and President Kennedy

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor and President Kennedy

EXCOM meeting on January 25, 1963

President Kennedy created a group of advisors known as the Executive Committee of the United States National Security Council on October 16, 1962. This hand-picked group of 19 men helped Kennedy through the crisis. From providing intelligence briefings, to editing Kennedy's letters, to arguing over the best course of action, EX-COMM proved to be a powerful way to manage crises.

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