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Ball discusses U.S. military involvement in Laos and Vietnam in the early 1960s, the crisis in the Congo following secession of Katanga Province, and the development of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa, among other issues.
Barthelmes discusses press relations, trips that Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) took to Latin American and Africa, and RFK’s presidential campaign in Oregon, among other issues.
Batt discusses the legislation authorizing the Accelerated Public Works Program and the Program itself, the Appalachian Program, and the Area Redevelopment Administration’s relationship with various interest groups, among other issues.
Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.
Beaty discusses conflicts over public lands, tensions between public and private utilities interests, and oil import policy, among other issues.
Bolling discusses his work with John F. Kennedy (JFK) on the Landrum-Griffin labor bill, JFK’s relationship with Speaker of the House Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, the 1960 presidential campaign in California, the process of reforming the House Rules Committee.
Brown discusses atmospheric nuclear testing by the U.S. and Soviet Union; overstatement of the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower administration, various missile systems; and the capabilities of the U.S.’ nuclear weapons, among other issues.
Brown discusses the cancellation of the Skybolt missile program and problems that caused with U.S.-British relations; multilateral military forces; struggles between the Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration over control of the space program; and the lunar program, among other issues.
Bundy discusses documents from the National Security Files relating to Vietnam and Laos. These documents are listed in the footnotes of this interview, along with their specific folder locations in the Kennedy Library.
Burke discusses Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) relationship in the Senate, and differences between the operations of their Senate offices; the Vietnam War; long deliberations about whether or not RFK should enter the 1968 presidential race; and RFK’s 1968 campaign, among other issues.
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