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Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk with unidentified interviewer.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Geary Rusk interviews Nicholas Katzenbach about his working relationship with Dean Rusk during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Katzenbach speaks of Rusk's relationship with both presidents, Attorney General Robert…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews Nicholas Katzenbach about the Vietnam War.Nicholas Katzenbach served as U.S. attorney general (1965-1966) and under secretary of state (1966-1969).This interview is a continuation of Rusk AAA.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes the Vietnam War. He begins by focusing on the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the events surrounding the Laos Accords of 1962. Rusk also addresses the "winnability" of the war and cites the media's role in perceptions of…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews McGeorge Bundy. Bundy discusses his long relationship with Dean Rusk, both as a colleague and friend. He describes Rusk's working relationship with Kennedy and Johnson. When discussing the Kennedy administration, Bundy focuses…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

McGeorge Bundy discusses Dean Rusk's working relationship with Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara. He focuses on Johnson and Rusk's conversations on U.S. policy during the Vietnam War.McGeorge Bundy served as special assistant to the president for…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews Alexander Haig. Haig discusses Dean Rusk's role as Secretary of State during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Haig critiques the gradualist policy approach in Vietnam as well as the draft system during the war. Haig…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes the Tet Offensive. He also discusses the effect of the war on both Johnson and Rusk; the cabinet and administrative staff who disagreed with U.S. policy in Vietnam (Clifford, Harriman, McNamara, Westmoreland, and Ball); and…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War. He describes the Tet Offensive, its aftermath, and U.S. public reaction to both. He discusses leaks during the Johnson administration, the large numbers of war dissenters, and disagreements among Johnson's Cabinet…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes Lyndon Johnson's desire to bring the Vietnam War to a close. He discusses growing opposition to the war among cabinet members, Congress, and at the grassroots level. Rusk speaks of Arthur Goldberg's bombing halt proposal,…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk interviews Walt Rostow over the phone. Walt Rostow discusses his relationship with Dean Rusk during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and the Vietnam War. He touches upon the "Tuesday luncheons" and critiques Rusk's…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes the U.S. efforts to bring the Vietnam War to a close and the subsequent peace talks. In particular, he discusses the selection of the U.S. delegation, the conflicts among the members of the U.S. delegation, and the effect of the…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes Indochina's history and the early U.S. involvement in the region, first in Laos and then in Vietnam. He discusses treaty commitments in the Pacific as well as efforts to maintain peace in the area. In particular, he talks of the…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

William Bundy, interviewed by Richard Rusk, discusses his association with Dean Rusk during the Johnson administration. He contrasts Rusk's working style with that of Robert McNamara and reflects on Rusk's abilities as an administrator. He describes…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses David Halberstam's book, The Best and The Brightest. Rusk discounts the accuracy of Halberstam's reporting since he had no contact with the author. He speaks of working in the Truman administration and of Truman's relationship…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk and William P. Bundy describe the U.S. policy of gradualism in Vietnam during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. They speak of Lyndon Johnson's visit to Vietnam in 1961, the 1963 Coup in South Vietnam, and the Tonkin Gulf Crisis, as…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Benjamin Read interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the staff of U.S. Presidents and the U.S. Foreign Relations Administration.Benjamin Read served as Executive Secretary/Special Assistant to Dean Rusk from 1963-1969.This interview is continued…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk and William Bundy discuss perceptions that Johnson and his administration misrepresented their intentions about Vietnam War (i.e. the "credibility gap"). In this light, they focus upon the the introduction of ground troops into Vietnam and…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Kenneth W. Thompson interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the Vietnam War, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, U.S. foreign relations, and the Rockefeller Foundation.Kenneth W. Thompson served as Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

William Willard Wirtz, interviewed by Richard Rusk, talks about his memories of Dean Rusk during the period of 1960-1968.William Willard Wirtz was a lawyer who served as secretary of labor for the Department of Labor from 1962-1969

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk and William Bundy interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Rusk and Bundy describe U.S. involvement in Vietnam during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, in particular aerial operations and the Tet Offensive (1968). They…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Ted Sorensen interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the Vietnam War, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and the United States Foreign Relations Administration.Theodore C. "Ted" Sorensen served as Assistant to President John Kennedy from 1953-1961…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk describes and answers questions in regard to David Halberstam's book, The Best and The Brightest. He discusses Averell Harriman's relationship with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He touches upon U.S. reluctance to use nuclear weapons and…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk and William Bundy interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Dean Rusk and William P. Bundy discuss U.S. involvement in Vietnam. They touch upon Sen. J. William Fulbright's anti-involvement stance, Congressional support for the war,…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Arthur J. Goldberg discusses his tenure as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supereme Court, and U.S. Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador at Large, along with his working relationship with Secretary of State Dean…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Carl Rowan interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include government and the press; U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, U.S. foreign relations, and race relations in the U.S. Transcript. Carl Rowan served as U.S. ambassador to Finland from 1963-1964…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses his relationship with press during his Secretary of State years and the press coverage of the Vietnam War.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk, Dennis Farney, and David Ignatius of the Wall Street Journal discuss the Vietnam War.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews Richard Holbrooke. Topics include the Vietnam War and U.S. foreign relations from 1963-74.Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson discuss Rusk’s relations with Congress in his capacity as Secretary of State.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Clark Clifford interviewed by Richard Rusk. Clark Clifford discusses his relationship with Dean Rusk during his tenure as Secretary of Defense during the Johnson administration and as special advisor to President Harry S. Truman. Clifford speaks…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War, the Korean War, military strategy, and U.S. Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and national security. This interview is a continuation of Rusk P.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Holbrooke interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Richard Holbrooke explores U.S. policy in Vietnam and in particular the decisions that led to such long-term U.S. involvement. Holbrooke discusses Johnson's March 31, 1968, speech…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Holbrooke interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Topics include the Vietnam War, the U.S. Foreign Relations Administration, U.S. diplomatic and consular service, the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Presidents. Richard Holbrooke…

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Interview with Michael J. Mansfield, U.S. Senator (D-Montana). Topics include U.S. Senate; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Interview with Harold E. Hughes, U.S. Senator (D-Iowa). Topics include parliamentary practices; School integration; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Interview with Luke Austin, personal friend and caretaker of Russell Estate in Winder, Georgia. Topics include anecdotes of Senator Russell; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from the Eighth and later the Ninth District, Bill Stuckey served in Congress from 1967 until 1977. While in Congress, Stuckey served on the Agriculture committee, the District of…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Fletcher Thompson was elected as a Republican to the Georgia General Assembly as a state senator in 1964. In 1966, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in the two succeeding congresses, but was unsuccessful in a bid for…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Joseph Maxwell Cleland first became interested in politics during his Washington Semester Program. In 1965, he was asked by Senator Richard B. Russell to become a congressional intern. Cleland then joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews Andrew Steigman about his career in the U.S. Department of State.Andrew Steigman served as a U.S. foreign service officer and ambassador (1958-1985).
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