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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.
Cohen discusses the Department of Healh, Education, and Welare's (HEW) legislative division and its and staff, the naiveté of John F. Kennedy's (JFK) appointees, and the lack of legislative control during JFK’s presidency, among other issues.
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