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    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/10/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1970

    In this interview Hart discusses Ellsworth Bunker’s mission in Saudi Arabia; meetings between Bunker and Prime Minister Faisal; Faisal’s distrust of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Egyptian inaction in regards to the agreement reached with Bunker; difficulties with the U.S. Department of Defense over the agreement to train Saudi pilots and use American mili...

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    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with wo...

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    Douglas Henderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/30/1978
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 August 1978

    In this interview Henderson discusses working at the United States Embassy in Peru under President Dwight D. Eisenhower; his daily routine and responsibilities as economic counselor; the Point Four Program and Peru; Peruvian elections; James I. Loeb as the U.S. Ambassador to Peru and changes and tensions within the Embassy; the military coup in Per...

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    Martin J. Hillenbrand Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 August 1964

    In this interview Hillenbrand discusses President John F. Kennedy [JFK] entering office amid the Berlin crisis; working as the Director of the Office of German Affairs with JFK; the Berlin Task Force and the Ambassadorial Group; JFK's attitude towards the German problem and German reactions to the Kennedy Administration; the State Department and Ge...

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    John D. Jernegan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1969

    In this interview Jernegan discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1957 speech on Algeria; working as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; the transition between Administrations in the State Department, 1960; Abd al-Karim Qasim and Iraqi politics; Soviet involvement and influence in Iraq; the Kuwait problem; the Iraqi government and Israel; U.S. policy in regard to oi...

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    Philip M. Kaiser Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/2/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 September 1966

    Philip M. Kaiser (1913 - 2007) was the United States ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 1961 to 1964. This interview focuses on the Kennedy administration’s foreign policy in regard to Africa and John F. Kennedy’s meetings with President Leopold Senghor of Senegal and President Ould Daddah of Maurit...

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    Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1965

    Karamanlis discusses the three times he met with John F. Kennedy, including their conversations about Cuba and ancient Greek history, among other issues.

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    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...

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    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 ...

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    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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