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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Arleigh A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/20/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1967

    Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles A. Halleck Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/22/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 March 1965

    Halleck discusses working with John F. Kennedy as Congressman and President, from 1947-1963, Congress’ reaction to the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and JFK’s effectiveness with Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Richard A. Lester Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/24/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 December 1974

    Lester discusses his work with Senator John F. Kennedy on labor issues, advising him during the 1960 presidential campaign, work as a labor negotiator, and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, among other issues.

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