| McGeorge Bundy |
(spook, deep state actor)
|Died||1996-09-16 (Age 77)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Groton School, Yale University|
|Children|| • Stephen M. Bundy|
• Andrew L. Bundy
• William L. Bundy
• James A. Bundy
|Spouse||Mary B. Lothrop|
|Member of||Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Skull and Bones|
Bundy was born into an upper-class Boston family,and throughout his life he was well connected with the American stablishment.
In 1949 he was selected for the Council on Foreign Relations, where he worked with a study team on implementation of the Marshall Plan. He was then appointed a professor of government at Harvard University.
Bundy moved into public political life in 1961 when appointed as National Security Advisor in the administration of President John F. Kennedy, where he was one of the chief architects of the United States' escalation of the Vietnam War during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
One of Kennedy's "wise men," Bundy played a crucial role in all of the major foreign policy and military decisions of the Kennedy administration and was retained by Lyndon B. Johnson for part of his tenure. Bundy was involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. .
At the first meeting of the National Security Council under Kennedy, Bundy was told the four areas of worry were Cuba, the Congo (which ended in a military coup), Laos (which ended in the biggest covert bombing campaign in history and Vietnam. From 1964 to 1966, he was also chair of the 303 Committee, responsible for coordinating government covert operations.
He was younger brother of William Bundy.
He was an early US member of the Bilderberg.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Fletcher Prouty reports that an investigation into the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion by John F. Kennedy determined that the key operational error was a failure to destroy all of the Cuban planes, which allowed them to destroy the supply boats for the invaders. A later investigation ordered by John F. Kennedy traced this to a surprising "miscommunication" by McGeorge Bundy which Prouty was unable to account for, leaving unspoken the possibility that it may have been a deliberate mistake ordered by the CIA "focal point" network for which Bundy was a point man.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1957 February||15 February 1957||17 February 1957||US|
St Simons Island
|The earliest ever Bilderberg in the year, number 5, was also first one outside Europe.|
|Bilderberg/1964||20 March 1964||22 March 1964||US|
|A year after this meeting, the post of GATT/Director-General was set up, and given Eric Wyndham White, who attended the '64 meeting. Several subsequent holders have been Bilderberg insiders, only 2 are not known to have attended the group.|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|
- Langguth, A.J. (2000). Our Vietnam The War 1954-1975. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743212312.
- Miller, James E. (2001). Foreign Relations, 1964–1968 Volume XII. United States Government Printing Office.