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Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of 06 February, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio record...
Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.
This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...
This folder contains copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 51 (NSAM 51) titled, “Safety of Nuclear Weapons and Weapons Systems,” to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Also included in this folder is correspondence between Bundy and Representati...
This folder contains memoranda regarding NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense and nuclear weapons. Topics include translating documents sent to allied nations on nuclear weapons systems, capability of the United States to provide military equipment to NATO defense forces, control of nuclear weapons in Europe, and voting instructions fo...
This folder contains a transcript of a press conference held by Senator Stuart Symington in Palm Beach, Florida regarding a report on the Defense Establishment. Senator Symington answers questions from the press and gives details of the report including streamlining the Defense Department staff, reducing the time between research and development an...
This folder contains memoranda to and from Charles E. Johnson, National Security Council staff member on nuclear matters regarding nuclear weapons systems expenditures and foreign policy. Also included in this folder are materials concerning a book on nuclear weapons and disarmament by former United States Ambassador to the United Nations James J. ...
Graphic depicting the types and locations of the eight categories of Soviet offensive and defensive weapons systems deployed in Cuba in the fall of 1962.
This folder contains memoranda concerning the strength of the Soviet Union’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) arsenal, estimates of the Soviet Union’s long-range nuclear weapons systems, and the missile gap between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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