Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Kennedy (far left) listens during a meeting of Excom -- the Executive Committee of the National Security Council -- during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Photo taken in the White House Cabinet Room on 29 October 1962.

Clockwise from Robert Kennedy: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (hidden); Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson; Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Director William C. Foster; CIA Director John McCone (hidden); Under Secretary of State George Ball; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; President John F. Kennedy; Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara; Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell Gilpatric; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Maxwell Taylor; Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze; Deputy USIA Director Donald Wilson; Special Counsel Theodore Sorensen; Special Assistant McGeorge Bundy; Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon.

Photograph for the White House by Cecil Stoughton, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Photo ID: ST-A26-25-62

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