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Meetings: Tape 120/A56. Meeting on Defense Contracts, 8 November 1963

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Meetings: Tape 120/A56. Meeting on Defense Contracts, 8 November 1963
Sound recording of a meeting on defense contracts held on November 8, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. This brief discussion touches on a variety of subjects including the TFX aircraft contract issue, the futures of General Thomas Power and General Curtis LeMay, the 1964 presidential campaign, the FY1965 (Fiscal Year 1965) Budget review and stockpile discussion with Congress, and Admiral George W. Anderson’s conduct during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 120/A56, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 120/A56 in its entirety.
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Meetings: Tape 120/A56. Meeting on Defense Contracts, 8 November 1963

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