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Bissell discusses the planning for the Bay of Pigs invasion, including the timing of when John F. Kennedy learned of the plans, the Joint Chiefs of Staffs’ involvement in the planning, and the possibility for alternate outcomes, among other issues.
Decker discusses the Joint Chiefs of Staff Laotian policy, the Joint Chiefs’ role in the Bay of Pigs planning and execution, and the Joint Chiefs’ relationship with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, among other issues.
In this interview Heinz discusses how he came to work in the Office of International Security Affairs [ISA] in the Department of Defense [DOD]; the changeover in the DOD between the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy Administrations; Heinz’s view of the Bay of Pigs; the regular operations and organization within ISA, including the different r...
In this interview Komer discusses working with McGeorge Bundy; the “inner circle” of the Bundy State Department; Komer’s major contacts; the intelligence system; the power and responsibilities of the State Department; how Bundy screened what President John F. Kennedy [JFK] would see; relations with other key officials; Robert F. Kennedy and foreign...
President Kennedy meets with Joint Chiefs of Staff. (L-R) Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General David M. Shoup; Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General Thomas D. White; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman Lemnitzer; President Kennedy; Chief of Staff of the United States Navy Admiral Arleigh A. Burke; Chi...
President John F. Kennedy meets with Generals, Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) President Kennedy; Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Europe General Lauris Norstad; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman Lemnitzer.
This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 39 (NSAM 39) titled, “Re-examination of Present NATO Stockpile Procedures,” to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Glenn T. Seaborg, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman Lemnitzer from McGeorge Bundy, Speci...
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Materials consist of birthday greetings to the President; an inquiry by the President regarding the appointment of his Chief of Staff; a summary of a meeting between the President, the JCS, and ...
This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 55 (NSAM 55) titled, “Relations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President in Cold War Operations,” to General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, from President John F. Kennedy.
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