Bear Any Burden


Transcript of a Meeting at the White House Regarding Missile Sites In Cuba, Oct. 16, 1962

Off the Record Meeting on Cuba, Oct. 16, 1962, 6:30-7:55 p.m.

President Kennedy’s Speech Announcing the “Quarantine” Against Cuba, Oct. 22, 1962

Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy, Oct. 24, 1962

Memorandum From Attorney General Robert Kennedy to President Kennedy about his meeting with Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin, October 24, 1962

Minutes from October 24, 1962, EXCOMM meeting

Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State, October 26, 1962 (Khrushchev Asks for a U.S. No-Invasion Pledge) 

Letter from Fidel Castro to Nikita Khruschev urging him to attack the United States in the event of an American invasion, October 26, 1962,

Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy (the Second Letter), Oct. 27, 1962

Transcripts of Excomm Meetings, October 27, 1962.

Letter to Fidel Castro from Nikita Khrushchev Advising to Refrain from Sabotaging the Soviet-American agreement on Removing the Missiles, October 28, 1962.

Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy, October 28, 1962

Letter to Fidel Castro from Nikita Khrushchev Explaining the Decision to Strike a Deal with Kennedy,  October 30, 1962.

The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962: The Fortieth Anniversary (National Security Archive Retrospective)

Khrushchev’s Secret Speech on the Berlin Crisis, August 1961

Memorandum from Lt. General John K. Gerhart, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, U.S. Air Force, to Air Force Chief of Staff Thomas White, “Long-Range Threat of Communist China,” 8 February 1961

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs George McGhee to Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Robert Manning, “Program to Influence World Opinion With Respect to a Chicom Nuclear Detonation,” 24 September 1962

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman to President John F. Kennedy [re: China], 23 January 1963

McGeorge Bundy, Memorandum of Conversation with Ambassador Dobrynin [re: China], May 17, 1963

Memorandum to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President, from William E. Colby, for Deputy Director of Plans, Central Intelligence Agency, “Visit of General Chiang Ching-kuo,” 19 September 1963

“Mutual Deterrence” Speech by Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara – 1967

Rusk-McNamara Report to Kennedy on Vietnam, Nov. 11, 1961

Address by President Kennedy at The American University, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1963

Radio and TV Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty July 26, 1963

President Kennedy’s Television Interviews on Vietnam, Sept. 2 and 9, 1963

Documents on the United States and the Diem Coup

Port Huron Statement

Memorandum, General Maxwell D. Taylor, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, to General LeMay, General Wheeler, Admiral McDonald, General Shoup, “Chinese Nuclear Development,” 18 November 1963

Department of State Circular Airgram CA-43 to U.S. Embassy in Thailand et al., “Status of Program to Influence World Opinion with Respect to a Chinese Communist Nuclear Detonation,” 20 July 1964

McGeorge Bundy, Memorandum for the Record [re: China], September 15, 1964

U.S. Embassy, Taipei, cable number 347 to Department of State, 24 October 1964

George G. Rathjens, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Destruction of Chinese Nuclear Weapons Capabilities, December 14, 1964

Charles de Gaulle: France’s Attitude Toward US Policy in Vietnam, 1964