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Rusk JJJ, John J. McCloy, March 1985

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:53 - First memories of Dean Rusk

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Partial Transcript: We're talking about Mr. McCloy's first memories of Dean Rusk.

Segment Synopsis: McCloy discusses his first impressions of Dean Rusk's character and work ethic during the time Rusk worked as a general staff member.

Keywords: Abe Lincoln's Brigade; Assistant Secretary of War; Combined Chiefs of Staff; General George Arthur Lincoln; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Robert Porter Patterson; Under Secretary

00:04:14 - Arms Control and Disarmament Agency / Rusk as Secretary of State

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Partial Transcript: You knew him when he became a chief?

Segment Synopsis: McCloy discusses his involvement with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) and the process of gaining support for disarmament. Later, he analyzes Rusk's aptitude to be Secretary of State.

Keywords: ACDA; Cabinet of the United States; Democrat; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Lyndon B. Johnson; Republican; Robert McNamara; Secretary of War; State Department; WW2; WWII; World War 2; World War II; bipartisan administration; lobbying

00:10:26 - George Marshall / Dean Rusk as president of the Rockefeller Foundation

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Partial Transcript: Were you aware at all of George Marshall's relationship with my father and perhaps George Marshall's opinions about my dad?

Segment Synopsis: Richard Rusk and McCloy discuss the character and effect of George Marshall. Later, McCloy shares about Dean Rusk's performance as the president of the Rockefeller Foundation. He also talks about Dean Rusk's overall personality.

Keywords: Reece and Cox Subcommittees; State Department; Vietnam War; WW1; WWI; War Department; World War 1; World War I; captain of artillery; trustees

00:17:28 - World War II bombing of Japan

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Partial Transcript: Do you have any stories about my father: Dean Rusk stories or some type of an anecdote?

Segment Synopsis: McCloy first briefly talks about Dean Rusk's personality. Then, McCloy discusses the decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan during World War II, focusing on the views of President Truman and George Marshall.

Keywords: Alamogordo; Albert Einstein; Assistant Secretary General; Manhattan Project; Niels Bohr; Otto Hahn; Pearl Harbor; The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute; Trinity; University of Chicago; WW2; WWII; World War 2; atom-splitting; nuclear weapons

00:25:51 - Consultations with Dean Rusk

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Partial Transcript: My father, incidentally, shares your continuing concern with arms control and disarmament.

Segment Synopsis: McCloy discusses times he consulted with Dean Rusk on issues surrounding disarmament and the Vietnam War

Keywords: Andrei Gromyko; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Foreign Service; Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.; Lyndon B. Johnson; Soviet Union; Threshold Test Ban Treaty; Vietnam War; proconsul