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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XI, Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath

Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath


Document 1: Briefing Paper

Washington , October 1, 1962 .


Document 2: Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Ball to President Kennedy

Washington , October 2, 1962 .


Document 3: National Security Action Memorandum No. 194

Washington , October 2, 1962 .


Document 4: Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Taylor)

Washington , October 2, 1962 .


Document 5: Memorandum From the Director of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman) to the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , October 2, 1962 .


Document 6: Editorial Note


Document 7: Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Kennedy

Washington , October 4, 1962 .


Document 8: Memorandum by Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , October 4, 1962 .


Document 9: Memorandum of Discussion With the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 5, 1962, 5:15 p.m.


Document 10: Memorandum From the Central Intelligence Agency Project Officer for Operation Mongoose (Harvey) to the Chief of Operations, Operation Mongoose (Lansdale)

Washington , October 8, 1962 .


Document 11: Editorial Note


Document 12: Memorandum by Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , October 11, 1962 .


Document 13: Memorandum From the Director for Operations of the Joint Staff (Unger) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Nitze)

Washington , October 12, 1962 .


Document 14: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Martin) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

Washington , October 12, 1962 .


Document 15: Memorandum From the Ambassador at Large (Bowles) to President Kennedy

Washington , October 13, 1962 .


Document 16: Editorial Note


Document 17: Editorial Note


Document 18: Transcript of a Meeting at the White House

Washington , October 16, 1962, 11:50 a.m.


Document 19: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , October 16, 1962 .


Document 20: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , October 16, 1962, 7 p.m.


Document 21: Off the Record Meeting on Cuba

Washington , October 16, 1962 , 6:30-7:55 p.m.


Document 22: Memorandum of Meeting

Washington , October 17, 1962, 8:30 a.m.


Document 23: Memorandum for the File

Washington , October 17, 1962 .


Document 24: Editorial Note


Document 25: Letter From the Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson) to President Kennedy

Washington , October 17, 1962 .


Document 26: Memorandum for Discussion

Washington , October 17, 1962 .


Document 27: Memorandum by Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , October 17, 1962 .


Document 28: Memorandum for the File

Washington , October 19, 1962 .


Document 29: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , October 18, 1962, 5 p.m.


Document 30: Editorial Note


Document 31: Record of Meeting

Washington , October 19, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 32: Special National Intelligence Estimate

Washington , October 19, 1962 .


Document 33: Editorial Note


Document 34: Minutes of the 505th Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , October 20, 1962 , 2:30-5:10 p.m.


Document 35: Memorandum for the Files

Washington , October 20, 1962 .


Document 36: Notes on Meeting With President Kennedy

Washington , October 21, 1962 .


Document 37: Editorial Note


Document 38: Minutes of the 506th Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , October 21, 1962 , 2:30-4:50 p.m.


Document 39: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Washington , October 22, 1962, 12:17 a.m.


Document 40: Editorial Note


Document 41: Minutes of the 507th Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , October 22, 1962, 3 p.m.


Document 42: National Security Action Memorandum 196

Washington , October 22, 1962 .


Document 43: Memorandum for the File

Washington , October 24, 1962 .


Document 44: Letter From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , October 22, 1962 .


Document 45: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan

October 22, 1962 .


Document 46: Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Paris , October 22, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 47: Minutes of Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 23, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 48: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , October 23, 1962, 5 p.m.


Document 49: Editorial Note


Document 50: Record of Action of the Second Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 23, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 51: Memorandum for the Files

Washington , October 23, 1962 .


Document 52: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , October 23, 1962, 6:51 p.m.


Document 53: Memorandum From Attorney General Kennedy to President Kennedy

Washington , October 24, 1962 .


Document 54: Memorandum From the Acting Chairman of the Board of National Estimates (Smith) to Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , October 23, 1962 .


Document 55: Record of Action of the Third Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 24, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 56: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Turkey

Washington , October 24, 1962, 11:24 a.m.


Document 57: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (Rostow) to President Kennedy

Washington , October 24, 1962 .


Document 58: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 24, 1962, 3:25 p.m.


Document 59: Editorial Note


Document 60: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 24, 1962, 8:25 p.m.


Document 61: Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , October 24, 1962 .


Document 62: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 25, 1962, 8:40 p.m.


Document 63: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , October 24, 1962, 10:30 p.m.


Document 64: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , October 24, 1962, 11:15 p.m.


Document 65: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Rusk and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , October 24, 1962, 11:25 p.m.


Document 66: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson)

October 24, 1962, 11:45 p.m.


Document 67: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 25, 1962, 12:30 a.m.


Document 68: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , October 25, 1962, 1:59 a.m.


Document 69: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 25, 1962, 2 a.m.


Document 70: Memorandum for the Files

Washington , October 25, 1962 .


Document 71: Record of Action of the Fourth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 25, 1962 .


Document 72: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 25, 1962, 2:30 p.m.


Document 73: Summary Record of the Fifth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 25, 1962, 5 p.m.


Document 74: Record of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan

October 25, 1962, 6:30 p.m.


Document 75: Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Paris , October 25, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 76: Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , October 25, 1962 .


Document 77: Paper Prepared by the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 25, 1962 .


Document 78: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 26, 1962, 9:25 a.m.


Document 79: Summary Record of the Sixth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 26, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 80: Memorandum From ABC Correspondent John Scali to the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)

Washington , undated .


Document 81: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Brazil

Washington , October 26, 1962, 2 p.m.


Document 82: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , October 26, 1962, 2:30 p.m.


Document 83: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 26, 1962, 5:16 p.m.


Document 84: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , October 26, 1962, 7 p.m.


Document 85: Editorial Note


Document 86: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 26, 1962, 7 p.m.


Document 87: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan

Washington , October 26, 1962 .


Document 88: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (Rostow) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 26, 1962 .


Document 89: Memorandum Prepared by the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 26, 1962 .


Document 90: Summary Record of the Seventh Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 27, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 91: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , October 27, 1962 .


Document 92: Record of the Fourth Meeting of the Berlin-NATO Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 27, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 93: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 27, 1962, 2 p.m.


Document 94: Summary Record of the Eighth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 27, 1962, 4 p.m.


Document 95: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , October 27, 1962, 8:05 p.m.


Document 96: Memorandum From Attorney General Kennedy to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , October 30, 1962 .


Document 97: Summary Record of the Ninth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 27, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 98: Current Intelligence Memorandum

Washington , October 27, 1962 .


Document 99: Editorial Note


Document 100: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Washington , October 28, 1962, 12:12 a.m.


Document 101: Telegram From the Embassy in Brazil to the Department of State

Rio de Janeiro , October 28, 1962, 1 p.m.


Document 102: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , October 28, 1962 .


Document 103: Summary Record of the Tenth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 28, 1962, 11:10 a.m.


Document 104: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , October 28, 1962, 5:03 p.m.


Document 105: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 28, 1962, 6:05 p.m.


Document 106: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , October 28, 1962, 6:15 p.m.


Document 107: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 28, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 108: Summary Record of the 11th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 29, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 109: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (Rostow) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security (Bundy)

Washington , October 29, 1962 .


Document 110: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , October 29, 1962 .


Document 111: Summary Record of the 12th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 29, 1962, 6:30 p.m.


Document 112: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 29, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 113: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 29, 1962, 10:50 p.m.


Document 114: Summary Record of the 13th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 30, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 115: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , October 30, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 116: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 30, 1962 .


Document 117: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 30, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 118: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Rusk and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson)

October 30, 1962, 7 p.m.


Document 119: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 30, 1962, 9:50 p.m.


Document 120: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , October 30, 1962 .


Document 121: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , October 31, 1962, 2 p.m.


Document 122: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , October 31, 1962 .


Document 123: Summary Record of the 14th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 31, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 124: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Rusk and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson)

October 31, 1962 .


Document 125: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , October 31, 1962, 12:46 p.m.


Document 126: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Planning Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (Rostow) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 31, 1962 .


Document 127: Summary Record of the 15th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , October 31, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 128: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 31, 1962, 10 p.m.


Document 129: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , October 31, 1962, 10:50 p.m.


Document 130: Summary Record of the 16th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 1, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 131: Record of Action at the 16th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 1, 1962 .


Document 132: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 1, 1962, 3 p.m.


Document 133: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 2, 1962, 1 a.m.


Document 134: Summary Record of the 17th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 2, 1963, 11 a.m.


Document 135: Record of Action Taken at the 17th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 2, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 136: Summary Record of the 18th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 3, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 137: Editorial Note


Document 138: Summary Record of the 19th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 3, 1962, 4:30 p.m.


Document 139: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 3, 1962 .


Document 140: Letter From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , November 3, 1962 .


Document 141: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 3, 1962, 8:44 p.m.


Document 142: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 4, 1962, 11:50 p.m.


Document 143: Summary Record of the 20th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 5, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 144: Memorandum From Attorney General Kennedy to President Kennedy

Washington , November 5, 1962 .


Document 145: Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , undated .


Document 146: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 5, 1962 .


Document 147: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 5, 1962, 3:20 p.m.


Document 148: Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Washington , November 5, 1962 .


Document 149: Telegram From President Kennedy to the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

Washington , November 5, 1962 .


Document 150: Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Washington , November 5, 1962 .


Document 151: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 6, 1962, 1 a.m.


Document 152: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 6, 1962, 9:50 a.m.


Document 153: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Among the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson), the Under Secretary of State (Ball), and the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

November 6, 1962, 11:30 a.m.


Document 154: Summary Record of the 21st Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 6, 1962, 6:15 p.m.


Document 155: Letter From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , November 6, 1962 .


Document 156: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 7, 1962, 12:45 a.m.


Document 157: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 7, 1962, 2:48 p.m.


Document 158: Summary Record of the 22d Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 7, 1962, 5 p.m.


Document 159: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 7, 1962, 9:32 p.m.


Document 160: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Among the Under Secretary of State (Ball), the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson), and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 8, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 161: Paper Prepared by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Nitze)

Washington , November 8, 1962 .


Document 162: Summary Record of the 23d Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 8, 1962, 4:30 p.m.


Document 163: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 8, 1962, 11 p.m.


Document 164: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 9, 1962, 9:25 a.m.


Document 165: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Among the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson), the Under Secretary of State (Ball), and the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

November 9, 1962, 12:30 p.m.


Document 166: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of Defense (Gilpatric) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , November 9, 1962, 2:15 p.m.


Document 167: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

November 9, 1962, 4:15 p.m.


Document 168: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 9, 1962, 5:30 p.m.


Document 169: Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to President Kennedy

Washington , November 10, 1962 .


Document 170: Summary Record of the 24th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 12, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 171: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , November 12, 1962 .


Document 172: Summary Record of the 25th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 12, 1962, 5 p.m.


Document 173: Editorial Note


Document 174: Memorandum of Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 13, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 175: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Permanent Representative to the Mission to the United Nations (Stevenson) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

November 13, 1962 .


Document 176: Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , November 14, 1962 .


Document 177: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy)

November 14, 1962, 10:10 a.m.


Document 178: Memorandum of Conversation Between Attorney General Kennedy and Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , November 14, 1962 .


Document 179: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy)

Washington , November 15, 1962, 9:25 a.m.


Document 180: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy)

Washington , November 15, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 181: Message From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , November 15, 1962 .


Document 182: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 15, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 183: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 15, 1962, midnight.


Document 184: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 16, 1962 .


Document 185: Summary Record of the 26th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 16, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 186: Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to President Kennedy

Washington , November 16, 1962 .


Document 187: Paper Prepared for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Taylor) for a Meeting With President Kennedy

Washington , November 16, 1962 .


Document 188: Memorandum of a Conference With President Kennedy

Washington , November 16, 1962, 4 p.m.


Document 189: Memorandum of Conversation Between President Kennedy and Former President Eisenhower

November 17, 1962 , 9 to 10:10 a.m.


Document 190: Summary Record of the 26th-A Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 17, 1962, 2:30 p.m.


Document 191: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 19, 1962, 1 a.m.


Document 192: Summary Record of the 27th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 19, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 193: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy)

November 19, 1962, 2:45 p.m.


Document 194: Editorial Note


Document 195: Memorandum of Conversation Between Alexander Fomin of the Soviet Embassy and John Scali of the American Broadcasting Corporation

Washington , November 20, 1962 , 1:15-2:30 p.m.


Document 196: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , November 20, 1962 .


Document 197: Summary Record of the 28th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 20, 1962, 3:30 p.m.


Document 198: Editorial Note


Document 199: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

November 21, 1962, 9:45 a.m.


Document 200: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 21, 1962, noon.


Document 201: Summary Record of the 29th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 21, 1962, 4 p.m.


Document 202: Message From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , November 21, 1962 .


Document 203: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Kennedy and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , November 21, 1962, 8 p.m.


Document 204: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 21, 1962, 9:49 p.m.


Document 205: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 21, 1962, 9:50 p.m.


Document 206: Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , November 22, 1962 .


Document 207: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 23, 1962, 9:43 p.m.


Document 208: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 23, 1962, 9:40 p.m.


Document 209: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Kennedy

Washington , November 24, 1962 .


Document 210: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , November 25, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 211: Message From the Director of Central Intelligence (McCone) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 25, 1962 .


Document 212: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , November 26, 1962, 9:28 p.m.


Document 213: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Cleveland) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , November 28, 1962 .


Document 214: Memorandum Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency

Washington , November 28, 1962 .


Document 215: Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Washington , November 28, 1962 .


Document 216: Summary Record of the 31st Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , November 29, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 217: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 29, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 218: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , November 29, 1962 , 4:40-7:55 p.m.


Document 219: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , November 29, 1962 , 4:40-7:55 p.m.


Document 220: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , November 30, 1962, 6 p.m.


Document 221: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 3, 1962, 9:35 a.m.


Document 222: Summary Record of the 32d Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , December 3, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 223: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Washington , December 3, 1962, 8 p.m.


Document 224: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to President Kennedy

Washington , December 3, 1962 .


Document 225: Memorandum From the Vice President's Military Aide (Burris) to Vice President Johnson

Washington , December 4, 1962 .


Document 226: Summary Record of the 32d-A Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , December 4, 1962, 5:30 p.m.


Document 227: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 5, 1962, 8 p.m.


Document 228: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee (McCloy) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , December 5, 1962, 5:30 p.m.


Document 229: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 5, 1962 .


Document 230: Summary Record of the 33d Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , December 6, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 231: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , December 6, 1962 .


Document 232: National Security Action Memorandum No. 208

Washington , December 6, 1962 .


Document 233: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 6, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 234: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 6, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 235: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 7, 1962, 1 p.m.


Document 236: Telegram From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Atlantic (Dennison)

Washington , December 7, 1962, 1:54 p.m.


Document 237: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 7, 1962, 8 p.m.


Document 238: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Gilpatric) and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , December 8, 1962, 11 a.m.


Document 239: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , December 8, 1962, 7:23 p.m.


Document 240: Memorandum From the Director of the United States Information Agency (Murrow) to Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , December 10, 1962 .


Document 241: Summary Record of the 34th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , December 10, 1962, 5:40 p.m.


Document 242: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , December 10, 1962, 5:30 p.m.


Document 243: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , December 11, 1962, 7:59 p.m.


Document 244: Message From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy

Moscow , December 11, 1962 .


Document 245: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 12, 1962, 8 p.m.


Document 246: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Director of Central Intelligence McCone and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Washington , December 14, 1962, 12:30 p.m.


Document 247: Message From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , December 14, 1962 .


Document 248: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 15, 1962 .


Document 249: Summary Record of the 36th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , December 17, 1962, 10 a.m.


Document 250: Editorial Note


Document 251: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , December 17, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 252: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , December 18, 1962, 2:09 p.m.


Document 253: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 18, 1962, 7:02 p.m.


Document 254: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Cleveland) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , December 19, 1962 .


Document 255: Circular Telegram to All Latin American Posts

Washington , December 22, 1962, 1:23 p.m.


Document 256: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 23, 1962, 2 p.m.


Document 257: Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , December 26, 1962 .


Document 258: Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Washington , December 28, 1962, 1:53 p.m.


Document 259: Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

New York , December 28, 1962, 9 p.m.


Document 260: Memorandum From the President's Military Aide (Clifton) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 29, 1962 .


Document 261: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Kennedy

Washington , January 4, 1963 .


Document 262: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , January 7, 1963 .


Document 263: Editorial Note


Document 264: National Security Action Memorandum No. 213

Washington , January 8, 1963 .


Document 265: Editorial Note


Document 266: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , January 9, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 267: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , January 12, 1963, 10:30 a.m.


Document 268: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , January 18, 1963 .


Document 269: Paper Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Washington , January 19, 1963 .


Document 270: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , January 19, 1963 .


Document 271: Notes of President Kennedy's Remarks at the 508th Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , January 22, 1963 .


Document 272: Memorandum From the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs (Cottrell) to the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , January 24, 1963 .


Document 273: Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Brubeck) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , January 24, 1963 .


Document 274: Summary Record of the 38th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , January 25, 1963, 4 p.m.


Document 275: Memorandum for the Files

Washington , January 26, 1963 .


Document 276: Summary Record of the 40th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , February 5, 1963, 4 p.m.


Document 277: National Security Action Memorandum No. 220

Washington , February 5, 1963 .


Document 278: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , February 6, 1963 .


Document 279: Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to the Secretaries of the Army (Vance), Navy (Korth), and Air Force (Stahr)

Washington , February 8, 1963 .


Document 280: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , February 9, 1963, 3 p.m.


Document 281: Message From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 13, 1963 .


Document 282: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , February 14, 1963 .


Document 283: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , February 18, 1963 .


Document 284: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 19, 1963 .


Document 285: Editorial Note


Document 286: Memorandum From the Ambassador at Large (Thompson) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 21, 1963 .


Document 287: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , February 25, 1963 .


Document 288: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 25, 1963 .


Document 289: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , February 28, 1963 .


Document 290: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , February 28, 1963 .


Document 291: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , March 4, 1963 .


Document 292: Summary Record of the 509th National Security Council Meeting

Washington , March 13, 1963, 4:30 p.m.


Document 293: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Washington , March 13, 1963, 4:24 p.m.


Document 294: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , March 16, 1963, 8 p.m.


Document 295: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) to President Kennedy

Washington , March 17, 1963 .


Document 296: Report of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, Department of State (Cottrell)

Washington , March 21, 1963 .


Document 297: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , March 22, 1963 .


Document 298: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , March 23, 1963 .


Document 299: Note by Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , March 26, 1963 .


Document 300: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , March 27, 1963, 7 p.m.


Document 301: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Moscow , March 27, 1963, 8 p.m.


Document 302: Letter From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Washington , March 28, 1963 .


Document 303: Summary Record of the 42d Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council

Washington , March 29, 1963, 12:30 p.m.


Document 304: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , March 29, 1963 .


Document 305: Editorial Note


Document 306: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , April 3, 1963 .


Document 307: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , April 3, 1963 .


Document 308: Memorandum From Attorney General Kennedy to President Kennedy

Washington , April 3, 1963 .


Document 309: Memorandum From the Secretary of the Army's Special Assistant (Califano) to the Secretary of the Army (Vance)

Washington , April 9, 1963 .


Document 310: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to President Kennedy

Washington , April 10, 1963 .


Document 311: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , April 11, 1963 .


Document 312: Message From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev

Washington , April 11, 1963 .


Document 313: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , April 11, 1963 .


Document 314: Memorandum Prepared by Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , April 15, 1963 .


Document 315: Memorandum of a Conference With President Kennedy

Palm Beach, Florida , April 15, 1963, 5:30 p.m.


Document 316: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , April 16, 1963 .


Document 317: Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Washington , April 17, 1963 .


Document 318: Memorandum From the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs (Cottrell) to the Special Group

Washington , April 18, 1963 .


Document 319: Editorial Note


Document 320: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , April 21, 1963 .


Document 321: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Board of National Estimates (Kent) to Director of Central Intelligence McCone

Washington , April 22, 1963 .


Document 322: Summary Record of the 2d Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , April 23, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 323: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , April 25, 1963 .


Document 324: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , April 25, 1963 .


Document 325: Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Washington , April 25, 1963 .


Document 326: Memorandum of Conversation

Moscow , April 25, 1963, 3 p.m.


Document 327: Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Washington , April 29, 1963 .


Document 328: Editorial Note


Document 329: Agenda for the April 30 Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , April 29, 1963 .


Document 330: Summary Record of the 3d Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , April 30, 1963, 10:30 a.m.


Document 331: Memorandum From the Ambassador at Large (Thompson) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , May 1, 1963 .


Document 332: Letter From Acting Director of Central Intelligence Carter to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , May 2, 1963 .


Document 333: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Members of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , May 2, 1963 .


Document 334: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Martin) to Acting Secretary of State Ball

Washington , May 3, 1963 .


Document 335: Record of Actions at the 4th Standing Group Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , May 7, 1963, 10:30 a.m.


Document 336: Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Kennedy

Washington , May 7, 1963 .


Document 337: Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Nitze) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , May 10, 1963 .


Document 338: Draft Memorandum Prepared by the Office of National Estimates of the Central Intelligence Agency

Washington , May 13, 1963 .


Document 339: Summary Record of the 5th Standing Group Meeting of the National Security Council

Washington , May 14, 1963 .


Document 340: National Security Action Memorandum No. 244

Washington , May 15, 1963 .


Document 341: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , May 21, 1963 .


Document 342: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Members of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , May 22, 1963 .


Document 343: Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Members of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , May 28, 1963 .


Document 344: Summary Record of 7th Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , May 28, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 345: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , May 28, 1963 .


Document 346: Paper Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , June 8, 1963 .


Document 347: National Intelligence Estimate

Washington , June 14, 1963 .


Document 348: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , June 19, 1963 .


Document 349: Paper Prepared by the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs of the Department of State

Washington , June 20, 1963 .


Document 350: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , June 22, 1963 .


Document 351: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , June 24, 1963 .


Document 352: Telegram From Acting Secretary of State Ball and the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) in Ireland

Washington , June 25, 1963, 7:45 p.m.


Document 353: Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Rusk in the United Kingdom

Washington , June 26, 1963, 8:21 a.m.


Document 354: Summary Record of the 9th Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , July 9, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 355: Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , July 13, 1963 .


Document 356: Summary Record of the 10th Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , July 16, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 357: Memorandum From the Chief, Special Affairs Staff, Central Intelligence Agency (FitzGerald) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , August 9, 1963 .


Document 358: Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Gilpatric) to President Kennedy

Washington , undated .


Document 359: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , August 26, 1963 .


Document 360: Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , August 22, 1963 .


Document 361: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , August 26, 1963 .


Document 362: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , August 26, 1963 .


Document 363: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , September 10, 1963 .


Document 364: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , September 10, 1963 .


Document 365: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , September 12, 1963 .


Document 366: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , September 13, 1963 .


Document 367: Memorandum by William Attwood

Washington , September 18, 1963 .


Document 368: Summary Record of the 14th Meeting of the Standing Group of the National Security Council

Washington , October 1, 1963, 5 p.m.


Document 369: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , October 4, 1963, 10:30 a.m.


Document 370: Memorandum From the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Carroll) to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Washington , October 8, 1963 .


Document 371: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , October 10, 1963, 4 p.m.


Document 372: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , October 21, 1963 .


Document 373: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 5, 1963 .


Document 374: Memorandum From William Attwood to Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff

New York , November 8, 1963 .


Document 375: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 12, 1963, 10:30 a.m.


Document 376: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 12, 1963 .


Document 377: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 12, 1963 .


Document 378: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 25, 1963 .


Document 379: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , November 25, 1963 .


Document 380: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , November 26, 1963, 11:35 a.m.


Document 381: Editorial Note


Document 382: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 2, 1963 .


Document 383: Editorial Note


Document 384: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 3, 1963 .


Document 385: Memorandum From Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Washington , December 4, 1963 .


Document 386: Editorial Note


Document 387: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , undated .


Document 388: Memorandum of Meeting With President Johnson

Washington , December 19, 1963, 10:55 a.m.


Document 389: National Security Action Memorandum No. 274

Washington , December 20, 1963 .


Document 390: Editorial Note