601. Editorial Note

According to the memorandum of discussion at the 465th meeting of the National Security Council on October 31, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Cabell discussed Cuba as follows during his briefing on significant world developments affecting U.S. security:

“Turning to Cuba, General Cabell stated that that country was identifying itself increasingly with the Communists and was expanding its relations with the Bloc. Cuban diplomats were returning to Cuba for screening and possible replacement if they were not sufficiently pro-Communist. He referred finally to ‘Che’ Guevara’s mission to the USSR and Eastern Europe.” (Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records)