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Interviewee: Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995
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Fulbright discusses advising John F. Kennedy (JFK) during the 1960 campaign; the Bay of Pigs invasion, Laos, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Berlin; and compares JFK’s ability as a communicator and negotiator to Lyndon B. Johnson’s abilities in those areas, among other issues.
Fulbirght discusses the 1961 “Muzzling the Military” memorandum limiting political activity by members of the military, several Foreign Agents Registration Act cases, United States relations with the Soviet Union, and an October 1963 trip to Arkansas that Fulbright took with John F. Kennedy, among other issues.
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