Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense. Topics include troop withdrawals from Europe, the status of the civil defense program, Burns Waterway Harbor, and the defense of the Offshore Islands in Asia. Of note is a National Intelligence estimate titled, "Consequences of Certain U.S. Courses in Laos." Also included in this folder is a copy of a commencement speech by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara for the University of Michigan.