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    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with wo...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1961 Berlin crisis; American forces, military and diplomatic, in Germany; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] recommendation for Americans to have fallout shelters; nuclear testing; problems with the Department of State; the start of the conflict in Vietnam, 1961; the Department of Justice under RFK and ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1962 steel crisis; some major issues and accomplishments of John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidency; choosing the U.S. Ambassador to Russia; foreign aid and treaties; the military coup in Peru; the space race during the Kennedy Administration; the 1962 congressional and gubernatorial campaigns; JFK...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Taylor, Maxwell, 1961: January-August
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 22 April-19 July, undated

    This folder contains memoranda and letters regarding the appointment of General Maxwell Taylor as Military Representative to the President, his responsibility in the role to strengthen the President’s knowledge of military and intelligence matters, and General Taylor’s working relationship with the National Security Council (NSC). Also included in ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR7242-A. President John F. Kennedy at White House Military Reception
    White House Photographs15 May 1962

    President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and others attend a military reception at the White House. Front row (L-R): Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; Secretary of the Army, Elvis J. Stahr, Jr.; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Mrs. Kennedy; Katherine Lemnitzer, wife of General Lemnitzer; P...

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    AR7242-B. President John F. Kennedy at White House Military Reception
    White House Photographs15 May 1962

    President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and others attend a military reception at the White House. Front row (L-R): Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; Secretary of the Army, Elvis J. Stahr, Jr.; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Mrs. Kennedy; Katherine Lemnitzer, wife of General Lemnitzer; P...

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    AR7242-C. President John F. Kennedy at White House Military Reception
    White House Photographs15 May 1962

    President John F. Kennedy and others attend a military reception at the White House. Those pictured include: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, and his wife, Katherine Lemnitzer; Secretary of the Army, Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., and his wife, Dorothy Stahr; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McN...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C21782. President John F. Kennedy at White House Military Reception
    White House Photographs15 May 1962

    President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and others attend a military reception at the White House. Front row (L-R): Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; Secretary of the Army, Elvis J. Stahr, Jr.; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Mrs. Kennedy; Katherine Lemnitzer, wife of General Lemnitzer; P...

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