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    W. Averell Harriman Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/6/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 June 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 ...

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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...

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    Roger Hilsman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/14/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1970

    In this interview Hilsman discusses his initial interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; Hilsman’s appointment to the Department of State during the Kennedy Administration; Foreign Service officers and “hot-seat” jobs; issues with Dean Rusk as Secretary of State; reorganizing the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; the flow of information between ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29-3/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses beginning John F. Kennedy's [JFK] presidential Administration with no political obligations; carefully picking Cabinet members, specifically Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury; RFK’s decision on what role to play in JFK’s Administration; JFK’s unhappiness with Dean Rusk as Secretary of St...

  • 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 F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

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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...

  • 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...

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