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    Robert S. McNamara Personal Papers
    1969

    Papers 1969. Report commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara entitled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967," also known as the Pentagon Papers.

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    Adam Yarmolinsky Personal Papers
    1923-1994

    Lawyer, educator, government official. Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (1961-1964); director, President's antipoverty program (1964); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs (1965-1966); professor of law, Harvard University (1966-1972); author, The Military Establishment (1971). Personal and professional papers...

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    Brown, Harold: Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1964

    Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Harlech, Lord (William David Ormsby-Gore): Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1965

    In this interview, Lord Harlech discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] early opinions on disarmament; dealings with Nikita S. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union; the Cuban crisis; issues with selling and testing American missiles; how JFK’s relationship with British Prime Minister M. Harold Macmillan developed over time and how they worked together on spec...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kennedy, Robert F.: 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)
    Kennedy, Robert F.: 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)
    Komer, Robert W.: 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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    Martin, Louis E.: Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/11/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 May 1966

    In this interview Martin discusses helping fill government positions after John F. Kennedy [JFK] is elected President, 1960; the appointment of African American judges, including Thurgood Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; providing African American candidates for different agency positions; civil rights crises d...

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    Jack Ruina Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/8/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1971

    In this interview Ruina discusses the Nike-Zeus antiballistic-missile-missiles; briefing President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on the Nike-Zeus missiles; JFK’s comprehension of the briefing material and the type of questions he asked; Project Defender; the background and organization of the Advanced Research Projects Agency; the leadership and organizati...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    "Face Off" Investigation of Senator John Tower, 14 February 1989
    Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files14 February 1989

    Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts and Senator Alan K. "Al" Simpson of Wyoming debate the nomination of Senator John Tower to be Secretary of Defense, the allegations of misconduct against him, and the need for a full investigation. The episode aired on Tuesday, February 14, 1989, on th...

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