McGeorge Bundy

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Person.png McGeorge Bundy   NNDB Powerbase Sourcewatch SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, deep state actor)
McGeorge Bundy.jpg
Born1919-03-30
Boston, Massachusetts
Died1996-09-16 (Age 77)
Boston, Massachusetts
Cause of death
heart failure
NationalityUS
Alma materGroton School, Yale University
Children • Stephen M. Bundy
• Andrew L. Bundy
• William L. Bundy
• James A. Bundy
SpouseMary B. Lothrop
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Skull and Bones
PartyDemocratic
S&B, Deep state actor, National Security Advisor

Employment.png United States National Security Advisor

In office
January 20, 1961 - February 28, 1966
Succeeded byWalt Rostow

McGeorge "Mac" Bundy was a US deep state actor and United States National Security Advisor. He was President of the Ford Foundation during the coup against the Chilean government in 1973.

Activities

Bundy was born into an upper-class Boston family,and throughout his life he was well connected with the American stablishment.

During World War II, Bundy served as an intelligence and propaganda officer in the United States Office of War Information.

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[1]. .

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.[2]

Relatives

He was younger brother of William Bundy.

Connections

He was an early US member of the Bilderberg.

McGeorge Bundy was "delighted to accept" an invitation to the February 1957 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.[3]

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/1957 February15 February 195717 February 1957US
St Simons Island
Georgia (State)
The earliest ever Bilderberg in the year, number 5, was also first one outside Europe.
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
Virginia
Williamsburg
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen


References

  1. Langguth, A.J. (2000). Our Vietnam The War 1954-1975. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743212312.
  2. Miller, James E. (2001). Foreign Relations, 1964–1968 Volume XII. United States Government Printing Office.
  3. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/740