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    Pere Marquette Council of Knights of Columbus, South Boston, Massachusetts, 12 January 1958
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files12 January 1958

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech given at the Pere Marquette Council of the Knights of Columbus anniversary dinner in Boston, Massachusetts. In his speech the Senator discusses the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program and a need for the United States to strengthen its national security and defense .

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    Boy Scouts of America luncheon, New York City, New York, 16 January 1958
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files16 January 1958

    This file contains copies and a draft of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech given at a Boy Scouts of America luncheon held in New York City. In his speech the Senator discusses the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program and how the values of the Boy Scouts strengthen our nation and help fight the growing threat of communism.

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    General: A Time of Decision
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196014 June 1960

    This folder contains a speech titled, “A Time of Decision,” given by Senator John F. Kennedy in the United States Senate. In his speech Senator Kennedy discusses the relationship between the U.S. and Soviet Union; the U.S. nuclear weapons program; the fight against communism; and international relations, particularly concerning Latin America, the M...

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    Defense and disarmament: VFW convention, Detroit, 26 August 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196026 August 1960

    This folder contains copies of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) convention in Detroit, Michigan discussing the need to strengthen military defenses, including nuclear weapons programs.

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    Staff memoranda: Kaysen, Carl, 1961: February-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files13 February 1961

    This folder contains a draft of a speech by an unidentified person titled, “Responsible Nuclear Policy,” discussing the influence of atomic energy on foreign affairs, nuclear defense programs as a deterrent to war, disarmament, and relations between the United States and its allies regarding nuclear weapons programs.

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    NATO: Weapons: Cables, May 1961-March 1962 (1 of 3 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files17 April 1961-23 January 1962

    This folder contains Department of State telegrams regarding NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and nuclear weapons programs including an agreement with France for mutual defense, Belgium and NATO forces, Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) membership and plutonium, and the Atomic Cooperation Agreement.

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    Nuclear weapons: Testing, 16 February 1962, Part II
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesFebruary 1962: 15-16

    This folder contains a report by the Federal Radiation Council entitled, “Health Implications of Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Testing,” and memoranda concerning funding for the nuclear weapons program and health issues associated with nuclear testing and nuclear fallout.

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    NATO: General: Defense Policy Conference, 11 October 1962 (1 of 2 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: 2 August-11 October

    This folder contains materials regarding a Defense Policy Conference to discuss a nuclear weapons program within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

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    NATO: General: Second Defense Policy Conference, 30 November 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesNovember 1962: 16-30

    This folder contains materials regarding the Second Defense Policy Conference to discuss MRBM’s (medium-range ballistic missiles), burden sharing within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries, a nuclear weapons program within NATO, and NATO reorganization.

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    Department of Defense: Subjects: Defense budget FY ‘64, Vol. I: Recommended Strategic Retaliatory Forces
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files21 November 1962

    This folder contains a draft memorandum for President John F. Kennedy regarding the Department of Defense budget for FY 1964 and recommendations for the strategic retaliatory forces ballistic missile defense programs, including cancellation of the Skybolt missile program. Also included in the memorandum are the Soviet Union strategic retaliatory fo...

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