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Papers 1958-1994 (bulk 1961-1964). Government official. Director of Intelligence and Research, Department of State (1961-1963); Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (1963-1964). Memorandums, reports, correspondence, countries file, daily diaries, appointment books; speech on the Kennedy Presidency at War Memorial College (1994).
Baldwin discusses the Peace Corps in Malaysia, Communism and counter-insurgency, and U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, among other issues.
Brown discusses atmospheric nuclear testing by the U.S. and Soviet Union; overstatement of the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower administration, various missile systems; and the capabilities of the U.S.’ nuclear weapons, among other issues.
Brown discusses the cancellation of the Skybolt missile program and problems that caused with U.S.-British relations; multilateral military forces; struggles between the Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration over control of the space program; and the lunar program, among other issues.
Bundy discusses documents from the National Security Files relating to Vietnam and Laos. These documents are listed in the footnotes of this interview, along with their specific folder locations in the Kennedy Library.
Bundy discusses 1961 and 1963 debates about supporting a coup in Vietnam a trip that Bundy, Robert S. McNamara, Maxwell D. Taylor, and other took to Vietnam to gauge sentiments within the country about Ngo Dinh Diem’s government; the November 1963 coup that overthrew Diem, among other issues.
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