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  • 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...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 10/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 October 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses President John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in Indonesia and Iran; U.S.-Indonesian relations; the Indian Ocean and Iran task forces; JFK’s contact with the Iranian Shah; Pakistani-Afghani disputes; U.S. aid to Afghanistan; Komer’s attempt to revamp the military aid program; McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow as Presi...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO: Weapons: General, 1962-1963 (1 of 3 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files11 December 1957-25 January 1963, undated

    This file contains memoranda regarding a commitment made by the United States to provide Polaris submarines to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), control and sharing of nuclear weapons in Europe, the transmittal of atomic weapons information to NATO, and U.S. support of NADGE (NATO Air Defense Ground Environment). Of note is a paper titled,...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO: Norstad correspondence, March 1961-March 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 March 1958-15 March 1962

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning correspondence between President Kennedy and General Lauris Norstad, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander-in-Chief Europe. Topics include disarmament, the reunification of Berlin, conflict between the Soviet Union an...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Part 3, Section 11, 15 December 1959
    John F. Kennedy Personal Papers15 December 1959

    This folder contains an edited partial draft for John F. Kennedy's The Strategy of Peace, a compilation of speeches and statements concerning foreign policy by Senator Kennedy published during the 1960 Presidential campaign. The draft calls for the restructuring of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to adapt to the concerns of the Cold ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO, 1961-1963, White House memoranda
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files12 June 1960-25 October 1963

    This folder contains memoranda to President John F. Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, from Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council. Topics include United States aid to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); MRBM’s (medium-range ballistic missiles); a U.S. Air Force tactical ai...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO: Weapons: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files30 November 1960-20 April 1963, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense and nuclear weapons. Topics include translating documents sent to allied nations on nuclear weapons systems, capability of the United States to provide military equipment to NATO defense forces, control of nuclear weapons in Europe, and voting instructions fo...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 40, Policy Directive Regarding NATO and the Atlantic Nations
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 1 March-15 May, undated

    This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 40 (NSAM 40) titled, “Policy Directive Regarding NATO and the Atlantic Nations,” to members of the National Security Council (NSC) from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and a report by Dean Acheson, adviser to President John F. ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO, 1961-1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesMarch 1961-27 February 1963

    This folder contains memoranda regarding United States policy directives for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) including a nuclear defense force, and a summary report of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Staff session. Also included in this folder is a report by Dean Acheson, former Secretary of State and advisor to President Kennedy...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Department of Defense (B): Subjects: Military exercises, LONG THRUST
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files24 March 1961-26 December 1963, undated

    This file contains memoranda, telegrams, and reports from the Department of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff J-3 (Operations) Directorate coordinating the planning and execution of military exercise Long Thrust, an exercise jointly sponsored by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Commander-in-Chief of the United States European Command (USCIN...

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