171. Editorial Note

According to the memorandum of discussion at the 389th meeting of the National Security Council on December 6, Allen Dulles made the following remarks about the situation in Cuba:

“Mr. Dulles believed that the revolutionary situation in Cuba was rapidly becoming more critical. The Batista Government was consistently losing ground in its struggle with Castro’s rebels. Business firms were now seriously impeded and many operations were closing down [Page 279] altogether. In sum, it was increasingly unlikely that Batista would be able to regain control of this situation.” (Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records)