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  • 1. JFK: Foreign Policy The Cards Kennedy’s Been Dealt: How will he play them?
  • 2.
    • Key Players
  • 3. Bobby Kennedy, Attorney General THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THE HEAD OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
  • 4. Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense
  • 5. Dean Rusk, Secretary of State THE STATE DEPARTMENT DEALS WITH INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • 6.
    • Key Policies
  • 7. Ike’s Toolbox
  • 8. Ike’s Toolbox HAMMERS = NUKES
  • 9. JFK’s Toolbox
  • 10. JFK’s Toolbox HAMMER (NUKES) STILL HERE … AND OTHER CONVENTIONAL TOOLS (WEAPONS) AS WELL
  • 11. Flexible response: Kennedy’s plan to expand US military options , continuing to build nuclear capabilities and also strengthening conventional weapons .
  • 12. Green Berets—special military units to assist with combating Communism
  • 13. Alliance for Progress: a program to expand economic aid to Latin America , offering billions in aid in exchange for democratic and capitalist reforms
  • 14. Peace Corps—volunteers to assist in developing countries.
  • 15. THE CHALLENGES