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Jack Ruina Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/8/1971

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Ruina, Jack (Jack Philip), 1923-2015
(1923 - 2015), Director, Advance Projects Research Agency, Department of Defense, 1961- 1963.
In this interview Ruina discusses the Nike-Zeus antiballistic-missile-missiles; briefing President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on the Nike-Zeus missiles; JFK’s comprehension of the briefing material and the type of questions he asked; Project Defender; the background and organization of the Advanced Research Projects Agency; the leadership and organization of the Department of Defense; interactions with Robert S. McNamara; competition between the military and the Defense Department on research and development and for resources and congressional funds; the period of new, advanced—but not always useful—technology; and Project AGILE and counterinsurgency efforts in Vietnam, among other issues.
8 November 1971
63
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Donated to the United States
JFKOH-JKR-01
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Deeded
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