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    John S. Badeau Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/25/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 February 1969

    Badeau discusses his and John F. Kennedy’s relationship with Gamal Abdel Nasser; conflicts in Yemen, Jordan, and Kuwait during his tenure as ambassador; U.S. aid to the UAR; and the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

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    Myer Feldman Oral History Interview - JFK #12, 8/26/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 August 1967

    Feldman discusses the Kennedy Administration and the Suez Canal, providing foreign aid to Israel, and supporting the Nile monument preservation, among other issues.

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    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/15/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 April 1969

    In this interview Hart discusses his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia including King Saud’s visits to the United States for medical treatment beginning in 1961; the issue of the Dhahran Airfield and the American military’s use of it; the creation of the Saudi cabinet and political leadership and the transition to Faisal [Faisal, King o...

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    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/27/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 May 1969

    In this interview Hart discusses dealing with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser including shifts in U.S. aid in Egypt; how Nasser would play the United States and the Soviet Union against each other for Egypt’s benefit; Nasser’s ambitions for the neighboring countries and the Saudi reaction to Egypt’s actions in the Arabian Peninsula; the increase...

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    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/10/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1970

    In this interview Hart discusses Ellsworth Bunker’s mission in Saudi Arabia; meetings between Bunker and Prime Minister Faisal; Faisal’s distrust of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Egyptian inaction in regards to the agreement reached with Bunker; difficulties with the U.S. Department of Defense over the agreement to train Saudi pilots and use American mili...

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    John D. Jernegan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1969

    In this interview Jernegan discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1957 speech on Algeria; working as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; the transition between Administrations in the State Department, 1960; Abd al-Karim Qasim and Iraqi politics; Soviet involvement and influence in Iraq; the Kuwait problem; the Iraqi government and Israel; U.S. policy in regard to oi...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 July 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] personal diplomacy with the United Arab Republic [UAR] through letters; normalizing U.S.-Egypt relations; the Yemen conflict and U.S. interests; negotiating Yemen with M. Harold Macmillan and the attempt to have the United Kingdom recognize the Yemen Republic; dealing with Gamal Abdel Nasser...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 September 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses negotiating disengagement with Gamal Abdel Nasser and Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] involvement in the Yemen crisis and the negotiations with Nasser and Faisal; U.S. New Guinea policy and the Dutch-Indonesian conflict; JFK and counterinsurgency; Komer and police programs as part of U.S. coun...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/22/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 December 1969

    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...

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    James C. Thomson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29/1980
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1980

    In this interview, he discusses Chester Bowles’ political style, the unconventional selections of ambassadorial positions, and the nation’s role in the world, among other issues.

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