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    Robert S. McNamara Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 April 1964

    McNamara discusses the defense budget and military strategy during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, the recruitment of Defense Department staff, his appointment as Secretary of Defense, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Meetings: Tape 85. Vietnam, Defense Budget, Nomination of New Deputy Secretary of Defense, undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Sound recording of an undated meeting, possibly held on May 7, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss various issues concerning the Department of Defense (DOD), including the military situation in Vietnam, the Congressional budget fight on military spending in Vietnam and personnel issues i...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks at the Airport at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 29 October 1961
    White House Audio Collection29 October 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address upon arriving at Fort Smith Airport in Arkansas. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the reopening of Fort Chafee and the increase in defense budget expenditures.

  • Photograph Folder (this link takes you to a folder of digitized photographs within a collection)
    Defense Budget meeting in Hyannis Port, 12:00PM
    White House Photographs1961 November 24
  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 24A.6. Defense Budget Cut
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.30 July 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on July 30, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John W. McCormack of Massachusetts, and Representative George H. Mahon of Texas. They discuss a defense budget cut, related concerns involving Korea and the Soviet Union, and potential political...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Meetings: Tape 106/A41: Orville Freeman; Soviet Union; Europe; Japan; Laos; Vietnam; Romania [Entire Tape]
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.August 1963: 15-21

    Sound recording of the following meetings, etc.: Part of an August 15, 1963, meeting between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman concerning Secretary Freeman's trip to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The recording of this meeting begins on Tape 104. Brief August 15, 1963, telephone conversation between Pres...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Meetings: Tape 106/A41. Llewellyn Thompson's Conversations with Nikita Khrushchev, 15 August 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.15 August 1963

    Sound recording of a meeting held on August 15, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Ambassador at Large Llewellyn Thompson. Ambassador Thompson reviews his recent conversations with Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders regarding the non-aggression pact, Laos, Cuba, China, trade, balance of payments, commercial cre...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Australia: General, October 1963: 4-17
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesOctober 1963: 2-17

    This folder contains a memoranda of conversation between President John F. Kennedy; Harold Holt, Treasurer of Australia; Sir Howard Beale, Australian Ambassador to the United States; and Roger Hilsman, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, discussing Malaysia and Indonesia, the ANZUS Treaty (the Australia, New Zealand, United States...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    "Choices and Trends in the Defense Budget"
    William W. Kaufmann Personal Papers16 February 1970
  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 24A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 24A contains seven sound recordings. Item 24A.1 is a telephone conversation held on July 26, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and former President Harry S. Truman. Former President Truman congratulates President Kennedy on The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. President Kennedy asks former President Truman to make a pub...

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