JFK: Foreign Policy The Cards Kennedy’s Been Dealt: How will he play them?
<ul><li>Key Players </li></ul>
Bobby Kennedy, Attorney General THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THE HEAD OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense
Dean Rusk, Secretary of State THE STATE DEPARTMENT DEALS WITH INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
<ul><li>Key Policies </li></ul>
Ike’s Toolbox
Ike’s Toolbox HAMMERS = NUKES
JFK’s Toolbox
JFK’s Toolbox HAMMER (NUKES) STILL HERE … AND OTHER CONVENTIONAL TOOLS (WEAPONS) AS WELL
Flexible response: Kennedy’s plan to  expand US military options , continuing to  build nuclear capabilities  and also  st...
Green Berets—special military units to assist with combating   Communism
Alliance for Progress: a program to expand economic aid to  Latin America , offering billions in aid in exchange for democ...
Peace Corps—volunteers to assist in developing countries.
THE CHALLENGES
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JFK Foreign Policy

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

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