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    Robert Amory, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 2/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 February 1966

    Amory discusses his role in various organizations, foreign policy issues, counterinsurgency, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Laos and the Berlin task force, among other issues.

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    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/6/1972
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 March 1972

    Bundy discusses documents from the 1961 National Security Files about Vietnam, increasing troop strength, questioning Ngo Dinh Diem’s ability to lead Vietnam, use of defoliants and other unconventional weapons, and U.S. counterinsurgency theory, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with wo...

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    Victor H. Krulak Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/19/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 November 1970

    Krulak discusses his earliest contact with John F. Kennedy in the Solomons, the Special Group (CI) on counterinsurgency, Robert S. McNamara, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and Krulak’s observations on Vietnam, among other issues.

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    Jack Ruina Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/8/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1971

    In this interview Ruina discusses the Nike-Zeus antiballistic-missile-missiles; briefing President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on the Nike-Zeus missiles; JFK’s comprehension of the briefing material and the type of questions he asked; Project Defender; the background and organization of the Advanced Research Projects Agency; the leadership and organizati...

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    Justice: Counterinsurgency (U.S. Army report), May 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 December 1960-22 May 1961

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Justice. Materials consist of a working paper by the Special Warfare Division of the Department of the Army titled, "Counter Insurgency Operations: A Handbook for the Suppression of Communist Guerrilla/Terrori...

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    Vietnam: General, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 27 January-29 March

    This folder contains telegrams and memoranda regarding Vietnam. Topics include a counterinsurgency plan by the United States for South Vietnam; relations between Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand; and the threat of communism in the region. Also included in this folder is a letter and report to Walt W. Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the Pre...

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    Special Group (CI): Subjects: Meetings, 8 June 1961-2 November 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files8 June 1961-2 November 1962, undated

    This folder contains minutes and agendas for meetings of the Special Group for Counter-Insurgency (CI). Topics include an international police training program, South Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and a counterinsurgency training program for United States officials.

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    Special Group (CI): Subjects: Military training report, 30 January 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files30 January 1962

    This folder contains a report on military training programs for counterinsurgency matters, primarily for military assistance advisory groups (MAAG) and diplomatic mission or attaché assignments.

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    Special Group (CI): Subjects: Fort Bragg team visit to Colombia, March 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: 12 March-26 February

    This folder contains a report of a trip by a Special Warfare Military Training team from Fort Bragg to Colombia to evaluate the effectiveness of counterinsurgency operations in the country. Also included in this folder are narrative reports of team activities in Panama and Colombia, and suggestions to improve counterinsurgency capabilities in the a...

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