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Beaty discusses the 1960 Democratic primary in Arizona and the Arizona democratic convention, the role of the press in Arizona politics, and Stewart L. Udall’s appointment as Secretary of the Interior, among other issues.
Bolling discusses his work with John F. Kennedy (JFK) on the Landrum-Griffin labor bill, JFK’s relationship with Speaker of the House Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, the 1960 presidential campaign in California, the process of reforming the House Rules Committee.
The Bradens discuss their roles in John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign; California politics; humorous anecdotes about the Kennedy family; and Robert F. Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, among other issues.
Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...
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.
Dillon discusses Robert Kennedy’s (RFK) relationships with U.S. political leaders, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and RFK’s time as a senator, among other issues.
Dolan discusses the federal judgeship appointment process, his involvement with the 1960 Citizens’ for Kennedy-Johnson, and the civil rights issues of the 1960s, among other issues.
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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