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NSAM 55 56 57 NSAM 263 McNamara/Taylor Trip Report NSAM 273 (DRAFT) Greg Burnham Fletcher Prouty

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#1 Greg Burnham

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:02 PM

Folks, I will be adding a section that contains the COMPLETE set of all of John F. Kennedy's National Security Action Memoranda. In this way our members will be enabled to research these documents "in house" so to speak. This ease of access is intended to offer the student of Cold War History the ability to identify the forces--some with internal origins and some with external--that shaped the National Security Policies of the United States during the 35th President's Administration. This will be a time consuming endeavor, but I hope to have it completed before very long.

 

"The National Security Policy of the United States is defined by a series of very special, highly classified, documents. The name or general terminology associated with these types of documents changes from administration to administration, but they carry essentially the same weight. For Truman they were called National Security Council Intelligence Directives, for example. For Kennedy they were termed National Security Action Memoranda. The key idea in these documents--and the others with various names that were selected over the years--is the preservation of National Security. All of these are Presidential Directives, just like an Executive Order is...but the type designated for National Security carry special weight. They trump every other Presidential document." -- Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, USAF, (Retired) *

 

* During the Kennedy Administration, Colonel Prouty was Chief of Special Operations in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


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#2 Greg Burnham

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

Complete Index of JFK's National Security Action Memoranda 

(PDF with brief descriptions of each one)


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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#3 Bernice Moore

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

You and are presenting Great work on here Greg...thank you...best b



#4 Greg Burnham

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

You and are presenting Great work on here Greg...thank you...best b

 

El gusto es mio, Senorita Moore. -- Ok, so JFK and I have something in common: Neither of us could say more than a sentence or two in a foreign language. But, really, the pleasure IS mine.


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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#5 Christina Gill

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

Thank you for compiling all these together Greg. It makes for easy access.


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

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#6 Greg Burnham

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Thank you for compiling all these together Greg. It makes for easy access.

 

I'm looking forward to uploading all of the actual documents shortly. In combination with this index they should be easier to access for all researchers than what is now

available elsewhere.

 

I think that by studying "from whence he came and to where he was headed" as described in his NSAM's we can begin to follow a trail of National Security Bread Crumbs,

which are very probably related to the heightened threat level he represented to the National Security Apparatus. In other words, they lead us down a trail of Cold War

History if we are willing to follow where it takes us. 


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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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