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    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 2/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 February 1968

    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.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/23/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 July 1964

    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.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 7/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 July 1964

    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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 4/29/1977
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 April 1977

    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.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Komer, Robert, October 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesOctober 1961: 3-31

    This folder contains memoranda from Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council (NSC) to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include negotiations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, France-Algeria relations, Syria’s secession from the UAR (United Arab Republic), and United States military poli...

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