Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons: readout of Rusk–Dobrynin discussions. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–6.
Resolving problems in the test ban negotiations. Confidential. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing 3, 12/62–8/63.
JCS concerns regarding ACDA’s paper on the “U.S. Position on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.” An attached appendix provides an item-by-item comment on the ACDA paper. Also attached is a table showing nuclear weapon capabilities of particular countries. Top Secret. 10 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, General, 2/15/63–2/28/63.
“Probabilities and a Nuclear Test Ban.” Secret. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WYS Chron, January–March, 1963.
Negotiating instructions on substance of a test ban treaty. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 SWITZ (GE).
Readout of Principals meeting on nuclear testing. Attached is a February 18 McCone-drafted rebuttal paper on ACDA’s paper on the U.S. and the test ban treaty. Also attached is a February 17 memorandum from Fisher to the Committee of Principals’ members transmitting a copy of the revised ACDA paper (not attached). Secret. 4 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, McCone Files, Meetings with President, 1/1/63–3/31/63.
Transmits text of February 23 letter from Dean to Foster regarding Dean’s conversation with Soviet Deputy FonMin Kuznetsov in New York on number of automatic stations on Soviet territory. Confidential. 9 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 SWITZ (GE).
Concludes that Soviet advances in sub-megaton yield range are not of major military capability significance. Two attached tables provide a listing of additional December Soviet tests and yield-to-weight ratios on the sub-megaton yield tests. Top Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 205, Box 339.