October 1962 / President John F. Kennedy met with his cabinet and advisers during the Cuban missile crisis in the White House on October 1962. From left to right are Robert Kennedy, Attorney General; Llewellyn Thompson, U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Alexis Johnson, Deputy Undersecretary of State; John McCone (hidden), Director of the CIA; George Ball, Undersecretary of State; Dean Rusk, Secretary of State; President Kennedy; Robert McNamara, Defense Secretary; Roswell Gilpatric, Deputy Defense Secretary; Maxwell Taylor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Paul Nitze, Assistant Defense Secretary; Don Wilson, USIA; Ted Sorenson, Presidential Adviser; McGeorge Bundy (hidden), Presidential Adviser; C. Douglas Dillon, Secretary of the Treasury; Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson (hidden).