Dean rusk: biography of dean rusk, us secretary of state in the kennedy and johnson administrations who often defended us participation in the vietnam war. She made the unusual choice of asia as the destination for her first trip abroad as secretary of state, which no secretary had done since dean rusk visited thailand in 1961 clinton's february 2009 trip included visits to not only firm us allies japan and south korea, but also china and indonesia,.  former secretary of state dean acheson thought that soviet retaliation would come, but he supported a strike against only the missiles thinking this would decrease secretary of defense robert mcnamara, the joint chiefs of staff, mcgeorge bundy, douglass dillon, secretary of state dean rusk, and john mccone all. Dean rusk served as us secretary of state from 1961 to 1969, the second longest tenure in that office (after cordell hull, 1933-44) he was only the second georgian to be named to the office the first was john forsyth in 1833 during that period of service under us presidents john f kennedy and. Kennedy did not represent a sharp break with the past or a uniqueness in the fundamental tenets of american foreign policy yet the different methods he chose to use, the personal secretary of state dean rusk had been an assistant secretary of state under truman mcgeorge bundy, kennedy's bright,.
Among the others were secretary of defense robert s mcnamara, secretary of state dean rusk, presidential speech writer and counsel theodore sorensen, assistant secretary of defense paul nitze, under secretary of state george ball, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff gen maxwell taylor, former. Take out the jupiters from turkey in exchange for the soviet removal of nuclear missiles from cuba, so long as moscow kept the swap secret yet senior former kennedy administration officials, such as then-national security advisor mcgeorge bundy and then-secretary of state dean rusk, continued to insist that rfk had. The first catholic president, kennedy was also the second youngest to ever serve in the office in his inaugural address, kennedy proclaimed “let kennedy selected dean rusk, a taciturn southerner and president of the rockefeller foundation, as his secretary of state respected within foreign policy circles, rusk had.
Secretary of state dean rusk famously said, we went eyeball to eyeball, and i think the other fellow just blinked the most what the kennedy team realizes, and hopes the other side realizes, is that the real danger is that someone will strike first out of fear of striking second the movie cuts to military. Dean rusk (1909-1994) was the united states secretary of state between 1961 and 1969 rusk was born in rural georgia, attended college in north carolina and studied at oxford as a rhodes scholar during world war ii he served in the army reserve as an intelligence officer, working primarily in asia and ending the.
(david) dean rusk served as secretary of state through the eight years of the kennedy and johnson administrations, the second longest tenure in us history mr rusk, a native of georgia, has also been recognized for his support of the civil rights movement, becoming one of the first members of president kennedy's. He quickly convened the executive committee of the national security council ( ex-comm) that hand-picked group of 12 men would advise kennedy throughout the unfolding crisis they included secretary of state dean rusk, secretary of defense robert s mcnamara, cia director john mccone, secretary of the. Back meeting with secretary of state dean rusk and secretary of defense robert s mcnamara, 10:00am help · view parent collection and finding aid about folder about image title: meeting with secretary of state dean rusk and secretary of defense robert s mcnamara, 10:00am date(s) of materials: 1961 january.
President kennedy and the vietnam war essay 1806 words 8 dean rusk, the secretary of state believed that there was a communist plot to take over the world and it must be stopped kennedy first role as president was to focus on issue involving the dangerous crisis over berlin, on cuba, and on the future of laos. In his statement on easing us-cuba relations, john f kerry said yesterday: 'i look forward to being the first secretary of state in 60 years to visit cuba' the comment got me thinking who might've been the last secretary of state to make an official visit perhaps dean rusk (bust at right), who served from.