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McNamara, Robert S.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/4/1964
McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916-2009
(1916 - 2009) Secretary of Defense (1961-1968)
Arthur M. Schlesinger
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McNamara discusses the defense budget and military strategy during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, the recruitment of Defense Department staff, his appointment as Secretary of Defense, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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4 April 1964
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Series 1. John F. Kennedy Oral History Interviews, 1964-2012.
Robert S. McNamara, recorded interview by Arthur M. Schlesinger, April 4, 1964, (page number), John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Program.
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