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27 June 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-056a-004
    Title:
    27 June 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    June 1962: 25-27
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of June 27, 1962 (News Conference 37). The President began the press conference with a statement concerning the movement of Chinese Communist military forces into the Taiwan Strait area, warning the Peoples Republic of China that the United States would take action if an attack against the offshore islands Quemoy and Matsu threatened Taiwan. The President then reemphasized his support for the trade expansion bill, stating he felt that passage of the bill was vital to the future of the United States. Following these statements the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including the recent United States Supreme court decision banning prayer in public schools, plans to reduce United States troops in Europe, and Democratic Congressional support for his legislative program. Background materials in this folder include a briefing paper and memorandums for the President on foreign affairs and national security. Of note is a memorandum to President Kennedy from General Maxwell D. Taylor concerning the Joint Chiefs' of Staff reply to the President's questions regarding the defense of offshore islands in the Taiwan Strait area. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.
    Extent:
    66 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    05.
    Series Name:
    Press Conferences.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Press Conferences. 27 June 1962. JFKPOF-056a-004. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Physical Description:
    66 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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