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W. Averell Harriman Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/6/1965

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Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
(1891 - 1986) U.S. Ambassador, USSR (1943–1946), UK (1946); Secretary of Commerce (1946–1948); governor, New York (1955–1959); Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (1961–1963); Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1963–1965)
In this interview, Harriman discusses American opinion on negotiations in Laos; U.S. negotiations and objectives in Indonesia; American relations with Achmed Sukarno; friction between the State Department and the Pentagon over who should control the situation in Vietnam, civilians or the military; Ngo Dinh Diem and the military coup that overthrew him; problems with and for newspapermen in Vietnam; and his opinion on where the United States went wrong in Vietnam, among other issues.
6 June 1965
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Donated to the United States
JFKOH-WAH-03
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Deeded
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