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    Newsclips on defense, NATO, 1953: April-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1953: 13 April-26 June

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning newspaper articles related to the activities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Materials in this folder include newspaper articles on Cold War diplomacy, the economy of...

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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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    Bureau of the Budget, 1961: January-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 30 January-26 April

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Bureau of the Budget. Topics include the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power project, "backdoor" financing, an Emergency Freedom Fund, the organization of non-military defense programs, and proposed revisions to defense programs and ...

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    Remarks to NATO Military Committee opening session, 10 April 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.10 April 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's remarks at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee opening session held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President addresses arms control and militar...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks at the Opening Session of the Meeting of the Military Committee of NATO, 10 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection10 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the opening session of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee held in the International Conference Room of the State Department in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President addresses arms control and military defense, particularly in regards to the threat of nuc...

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    Vietnam: Subjects: Taylor Report, 3 November 1961: Rostow Working Copy: Introduction and Tabs I-III
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files18 October 1961, undated

    This folder contains an outline of a report (also known as the Taylor-Rostow Report) for Walt Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell Taylor detailing South Vietnam’s (officially known as the Republic of Vietnam) military defense and intelligence ope...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Defense Board, 29 March 1962
    White House Audio Collection29 March 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden to members of the Inter-American Defense Board concerning the committee’s 20th anniversary. In his speech President Kennedy describes the ways in which military defense operations have developed in the last 20 years, and discusses his administration’s efforts to ...

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