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Burke, Arleigh A. (Arleigh Albert), 1901-1996(1)
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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.
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.
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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