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Lyman Lemnitzer

Speaker: Lyman Lemnitzer
Date: March 3, 1982
Description
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1962). Supreme Allied Commander for Europe (1963-1969). Advised Kennedy to proceed with the Bay of Pigs invasion and urged for a large-scale military commitment in Vietnam. Served as Johnson?s personal envoy to Turkey during the Cyprus crisis of 1964. Proponent of Multilateral NATO Nuclear force and advocate of increasing conventional troops in the alliance.

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