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  1. Cuban Missile Crisis Who was Who?

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy • President of US • Has overall decision over policy • Under pressure to act strong

  3. Robert Kennedy • US attorney General • Deals with legal affairs • Chief law enforcement for US

  4. Robert McNamara • Secretary of Defence • Head of the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD), concerned with the armed services and military matters • Principal defence policy advisor to the President

  5. Dean Rusk • Secretary of State • Concerned with Foreign Affairs • Highest ranking secretary

  6. McGeorge Bundy • National Security Advisor • Chief advisor on national security affairs

  7. Lyndon B. Johnson • Vice President of the United States

  8. John McCone • Director of CIA (DCI) • The DCI was coordinating intelligence activities among and between the various United States intelligence agencies

  9. General Maxwell D. Taylor • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff • highest ranking military officer in the United States armed forces, and the principal military adviser to the President of the United States

  10. General Curtis LeMay • Head of the United States Air Force • Part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  11. Admiral George Anderson • Chief of Naval Operations • Part of Joint Chiefs of Staff

  12. Adlai Stevenson • Ambassador to the United Nations

  13. Ted Sorenson • Special Council to the President • To advise the President on all legal issues concerning the President and the White House • Writing Speeches and correspondences

  14. Kenneth O’Donnell • Special Assistant to the President • The roles of the Chief of Staff are both managerial and advisory and can include the following • Select key White House staff and supervise them • Structure the White House staff system • Control the flow of people into the Oval Office • Manage the flow of information • Protect the interests of the President • Negotiate with Congress, other members of the executive branch, and extra governmental political groups to implement the President's agenda