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    Meetings: Tape 85. Vietnam, Defense Budget, Nomination of New Deputy Secretary of Defense, undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Sound recording of an undated meeting, possibly held on May 7, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss various issues concerning the Department of Defense (DOD), including the military situation in Vietnam, the Congressional budget fight on military spending in Vietnam and personnel issues i...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 185, Approval of Additional Nuclear Tests
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesSeptember 1962: 6-7, undated

    This file contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 185 (NSAM 185) titled, “Approval of Additional Nuclear Tests,” to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Glenn T. Seaborg from President John F. Kennedy. Also included is a letter to the President from Secretary McNamara and Ch...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4G
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.ca. 1 October 1962

    Dictation Belt 4G contains six sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 4G.1 begins on Dictation Belt 4F.7. Item 4G.1 is part of a telephone conversation probably held on October 1, 1962, between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and United States Army General Creighton W. Abrams. They complete their discussion about moving troo...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4H.1. University of Mississippi Crisis
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.ca. 1 October 1962

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation probably held on October 1, 1962, between President John F. Kennedy, Cyrus R. Vance, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss moving troops to deal with the University of Mississippi crisis. They also discuss plans regarding a scheduled ceremony. Machine noise follows the conversation....

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 8A.4. Surveillance of Cuba
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 March 1963

    Sound recording of part of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss reconnaissance flights over Cuba and statements attributed to Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona. They also discuss a press item about a proposed nuclear naval force and Soviet sur...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 8B
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 March 1963

    Dictation Belt 8B contains five sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 8B.1 begins on Dictation Belt 8A.4. Item 8B.1 is a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They continue to discuss a press item about a proposed nuclear naval force and Sov...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 8B.1. Surveillance of Cuba (Item 8A.4 Continued)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 March 1963

    The recording of this conversation begins on Dictation Belt 8A.4. Sound recording of part of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They continue to discuss a press item about a proposed nuclear naval force and Soviet surveillance of naval vessels. Transcript...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 8B.3. Surveillance of Cuba; Surveillance of NATO Fleet and of Merchant Ships
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 March 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss reconnaissance flights over Cuba and surveillance of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) naval fleet and merchant ships. Transcript included. This sound recording was originally re...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 16A.3. TFX Hearings
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.26 March 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on March 26, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss hearings concerning the TFX airplane. The recording begins in mid-conversation. Transcript included. This sound recording was originally recorded on Dictation Belt 16A, which contains...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 17B.2. Using Polygraphs in Tracing Defense Department Leaks
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.3 April 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on April 3, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss possible requests by the Air Force Inspector General to use polygraph tests to investigate a Defense Department leak. They also discuss seeking input on the matter from Press Secretary Pierre...

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