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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 #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...

  • 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...

  • 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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    Philip D. Sprouse Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/19/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1969

    This interview focuses on Sprouse’s own views of Norodom Sihanouk, the United States’ shaky diplomatic relations with nations of the Indochinese Peninsula, and tensions between Sprouse and the Department of State, among other issues.

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    Elvis J. Stahr Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 August 1964

    This interview focuses on Stahr’s responsibilities as the Secretary of the Army, the restructuring of the Army under John F. Kennedy (JFK)’s administration, and the Army’s role in U.S. diplomatic relations during the Cold War, among other issues.

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    William H. Sullivan Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 8/5/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 August 1970

    This interview focuses on Sullivan’s involvement in Vietnamese affairs, the 1963 coup that overthrew Ngo Dinh Diem, and tensions between the United States military and the embassy in South Vietnam, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Taylor, Maxwell, 1961: January-August
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 22 April-19 July, undated

    This folder contains memoranda and letters regarding the appointment of General Maxwell Taylor as Military Representative to the President, his responsibility in the role to strengthen the President’s knowledge of military and intelligence matters, and General Taylor’s working relationship with the National Security Council (NSC). Also included in ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6668-A. President John F. Kennedy Meets with General Maxwell D. Taylor
    White House Photographs28 June 1961

    President John F. Kennedy (right) meets with General Maxwell D. Taylor (left). Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.

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    ST-M13-10-61. Dinner at Mount Vernon in Honor of Mohammad Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan
    White House Photographs11 July 1961

    State dinner in honor of President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan. (Clockwise from top): General Maxwell Taylor, former Chief of Staff of the United States Army; Miriam Judd, wife of Minnesota Congressman Walter H. Judd; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; businessman and philanthropist Charles W. Engelhard, Jr.; Pauline V. Hoving, wife of Tiffany & Com...

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