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Burke, Arleigh A. (Arleigh Albert), 1901-1996(1)
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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965(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.
Cleveland discusses the relationship between John F. Kennedy, Adlai E. Stevenson, and Dean Rusk; Stevenson’s role as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; the Bay of Pigs invasion; Cuban missile crisis; and the Vietnam War, among other issues.
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