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    Kenneth E. Belieu Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1/1977
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 March 1977

    Belieu compares the John F. Kennedy presidency to other presidential administrations, and discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis and Bay of Pigs, among other issues.

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    Samuel E. Belk Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 6/1/1974
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 June 1974

    Belk discusses the division of labor within the National Security Council, its relationship with the Department of State and Department of Defense, Latin American and African affairs, and McGeorge Bundy, among other issues.

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    Jack L. Bell Oral History interview - JFK #1, 4/19/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 April 1966

    Bell discusses his contacts with and impressions of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a senator, JFK’s relationship with Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    Adolf A. Berle Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/6/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 July 1967

    Berle discusses U.S. relations with various Latin American countries and leaders during the Kennedy administration, as well as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Alliance for Progress, among other issues.

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    Richard M. Bissell Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Bissell discusses the planning for the Bay of Pigs invasion, including the timing of when John F. Kennedy learned of the plans, the Joint Chiefs of Staffs’ involvement in the planning, and the possibility for alternate outcomes, among other issues.

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    Richard M. Bissell Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/5/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 July 1967

    Bissell discusses the Bay of Pigs invasion and its aftermath, including the decision not to support the invaders with air strikes, and investigations by the CIA Inspector General and General Maxwell D. Taylor, among other issues.

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    Charles E. Bohlen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 May 1964

    Bohlen discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views of the Soviet Union; foreign relations crises during the Kennedy administration, including the Bay of Pigs, war in Laos, and Cuban Missile Crisis; and Bohlen’s assessment of JFK as a president and a man.

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    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 February 1965

    Bowles discusses his role as foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign; staffing the State Department; relationship with Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy; foreign policy towards developing nations; and leaving his position as Under Secretary of State, among other issues.

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    Henry Brandon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1967

    Brandon discusses the evolution of John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) foreign policy views, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the reaction in the Soviet Union to JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    McGeorge Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1964 & 5/2/64
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMarch 1964

    Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...

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