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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 #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 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...

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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...

  • 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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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 1/30/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 January 1970

    In this interview Komer discusses U.S. aid to India and Pakistan and some problems involved with it, including the question of long-term U.S. aid and a shift in focus from Pakistan to India; problems with the Agency for International Development; oil and U.S. policy; U.S. involvement in the Congo; Komer’s meetings with President John F. Kennedy [JF...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 119, Civic Action
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files24 August 1961-8 March 1963, undated

    This file contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 119 (NSAM 119) titled, “Civic Action,” to Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Also included are memoranda from various departments and agencies regarding c...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 133, Ryukyus Action Program
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesMarch 1962: 5-7

    This file contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 133 (NSAM 133) titled, "Ryukyus Action Program," to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Director of the Bureau of the Budget David Bell from President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 139, Military Aid Program for Greece
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesMarch 1962: 23-26

    This file contains copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 139 (NSAM 139) titled, "Military Aid Program for Greece," to Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara; and Fowler Hamilton, Administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID), from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for ...

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