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In this interview Gullion discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] views on the roles of U.S. Ambassadors and diplomatic missions; Gullion’s work in the Congo, 1961-1963; JFK’s views of the Congo and of Africa; UN policy in the Congo and the U Thant plan; and Moise Kapenda Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula and Katangese secession, among other issues.
In this interview Gullion discusses the fighting in the Congo over Katangese secession; the UN forces involved in the Katanga fighting, including prominent generals; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] role in the Congolese crisis and various influences on his view of U.S. and UN policy in the Congo; differing opinions on the U.S. Congo policy; and the importa...
In this interview Gullion discusses the State Department’s staff for Africa; the U.S. policy towards the Congo and Katangese secession; the process of and difficulties with arranging a meeting between Moise Kapenda Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula at Kitona Air Base; and UN military operations and other actions in the Congo, among other issues.
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