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No. Document Description
January 1961
1 Record of Actions, 474th NSC Meeting, January 12. NSC Actions 2374–2377 on Polaris program, U.S. arms control/nuclear testing policy, disclosure of classified military information to foreign governments, and foreign intelligence activities. Top Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, Records of Action by National Security Council.
February 1961
2 Memorandum of Conversation, February 21, among Wohlstetter, Wiesner, Owen, and Stern. Safety and stability of nuclear weapons. Top Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/2–2161.
March 1961
3 Letter from Fisk to McCloy, March 2. Transmits final report of Ad Hoc Panel on Technical Capabilities and Implications of Geneva System. Top Secret. 71 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear, Fisk.
4 Memorandum of Conversation, March 2, among Rusk, McCloy, McNamara, Seaborg, Wiesner, Dulles and Bundy. Securing Soviet agreement during nuclear test ban talks. Secret. 13 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
5 Notes on telephone conversation between Cleveland and Rusk, March 14. Instructions to Stevenson on Indian Resolution. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/3–1461.
6 Telegram 1703 to USUN, March 14. Guidance on handling disarmament issue in General Assembly. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/3–1461.
7 Nusup 1083 to Geneva, March 15. Conference on Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapon Tests: guidance for USDEL. Confidential. 9 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/3–1561.
8 Nusup 1095 to Geneva, March 20. Excerpts of Rusk-Gromyko conversation on question of nuclear tests. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/3–2061.
9 Supnu 1428 from Geneva, March 24. Soviet proposal for tripartite administrator. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/3–2461.
April 1961
10 Memorandum from Battle to Swank, April 21. Transmits copy of Rusk’s April 14 remarks to the disarmament consultants. No classification marking on Battle memorandum. Remarks are Confidential. 12 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/4–2161.
May 1961
11 Memorandum from Belk to Bundy, May 15. Transmits paper on “Weapons Custody and Use.” No classification marking on Belk memorandum. Attachment is Top Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, AEC General, 11/60–11/61.
12 Memorandum from McCloy to Bundy, May 16. Conveys draft reply from President Kennedy to Prime Minister Macmillan to Khrushchev on disarmament. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, General, April–May 1961.
13 Telegram 2888 from Moscow, May 24. Khrushchev’s views on tripartite control. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/5–2461.
June 1961
14 Memorandum of Conversation, June 3, between Rusk and Gromyko. Soviet troika proposal. Secret. 8 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/6–361.
15 Nusup 1257 to Geneva, June 8. Draft presidential letter outlining course of action in test ban talks and disarmament negotiations. Secret. 9 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/6–761.
16 Circular telegram 2042 to certain diplomatic missions, June 17. U.S. proposals for bilateral disarmament talks with Soviets. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/6–1761.
17 Telegram 5919 to certain diplomatic missions, June 19. Readout of McCloy-Zorin talks on forum for future discussions. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/6–1961.
18 Telegram 5878 to certain diplomatic missions, June 30. Readout of eleventh session McCloy-Zorin talks. Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/6–3061.
July 1961
19 Telegram 305 from Moscow, July 28. Bilateral disarmament talks: Soviet intention to introduce statement of principles. Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/7–2861.
20 Telegram 308 from Moscow, July 28. Bilateral disarmament talks: request for additional guidance and McCloy’s travel plans. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/7–2861.
21 Telegram 295 to Moscow, July 28. Disarmament talks: proposed recess. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/7–2861.
22 Telegram 333 from Moscow, July 29. Soviet reaction to recess proposal. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/7–2961.
23 Telegram 356 from Moscow, July 31. Atmospheric and underwater test ban negotiations: U.S. tactical maneuver. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/7–3161.
August 1961
24 Memorandum from Dean to Bundy, August 4. Transmits memorandum on disadvantages of a public announcement regarding atmospheric tests. Confidential. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test Ban General, 4/61–8/61.
25 Memorandum from President Kennedy to Bundy, August 7. Presidential approval on lifting laboratory experiments to one ton. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 7/16/61–8/9/61.
26 Memorandum from Bundy to Seaborg, August 8. Resumption of tests: Standby AEC plan requested. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 7/16/61–8/9/61.
27 Memorandum from Bundy to President Kennedy, August 8. Background information for meeting with the NSC on nuclear tests. Top Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 7/16/61–8/9/61.
28 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara, August 9. Joint Declaration on Disarmament. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament.
29 Letter from Seaborg to Bundy, August 10. Response to request for information on test readiness. Discussion paper not attached. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 8/10/61–8/30/61.
30 Letter from Gilpatric to McCloy, August 10. Disarmament proposal: DOD review of unresolved items on force levels, linkage, AICBM, first use, and test ban. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament.
31 Letter from Stevenson to Bundy, August 11. Views on handling disarmament issue at U.N. and comments on McCloy’s July 28 draft. Confidential. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Disarmament, Test Ban Negotiations, 4/28/61–3/62.
32 Memorandum from Dean to McCloy, August 11. Thoughts on U.S. disarmament plan proposal. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, General, 8/61.
33 Memorandum from McCloy to President Kennedy, August 11. Transmits copy of new U.S. disarmament plan and advises the President on outstanding clearance issues. Secret. Disarmament plan is not attached. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament.
34 Telegram 1387 to Geneva, August 15. Negotiating guidance on threshold question at end of moratorium period. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/8–1161.
35 Memorandum from Rusk to Bundy, August 17. Stevenson’s comments on July 28 draft disarmament negotiating strategy. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/8–1761.
36 Memorandum from Komer to Bundy, August 17. Discussion paper on disarmament issues. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, General, 8/61.
37 Supnu 1741 from Geneva, August 17. U.S. posture on threshold-plus-moratorium arrangement. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/8–1761.
38 Memorandum from Dean to McCloy, August 18. Possible announcement on resumption of testing. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 8/10/61–8/30/61.
39 Memorandum from Seaborg to the File, August 23. Personal thoughts on possible Presidential announcement on resumption of testing. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 8/10/61–8/30/61.
40 Letter from Seaborg to Bundy, August 30. Thoughts on conducting a meaningful series of tests. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 8/10/61–8/30/61.
41 Telegram 1404 to Geneva Nusup, August 31. Negotiating strategy to forestall Soviet withdrawal from conference. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/8–3161.
42 Notes on Telephone Conversation between Stevenson and Rusk, August 31. Stevenson’s views on a possible Presidential statement on resumption of testing. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
September 1961
43 Notes on telephone conversation between Rusk and Cleveland, September 1. Resuming testing: U.N. state of play. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
44 Telegram 1171 from Paris, September 1. Views on refraining from decision or announcement to resume testing. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/9–161.
45 Telegram 428 to USUN, September 2. Guidance for September 6 disarmament discussions with Soviets. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/9–261.
46 Circular telegram 386 to certain diplomatic posts, September 2. Possible U.S/U.K. statement urging Soviets to end atmospheric testing. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/9–261.
47 Telegram 950 from London, September 2. Endorses Embassy Paris’ recommendation on withholding announcement any decision. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/9–261.
48 Letter from Amb. Caccia to President Kennedy, September 5. Transmits September 5 letter from Prime Minister Macmillan on possible next steps with Soviets following joint declaration. Top Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1960–1961.
49 Telegram 1235 from Paris, September 5. U.S.-U.K. statement: French disassociation. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/9–561.
50 Special National Intelligence Estimate, SNIE 11–11–61, September 7. “Implications of the Soviet Resumption of Nuclear Testing.” Secret. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/ISA Files: FRC 64 A 2382, 350.09.
51 Memorandum from McGhee to Rusk, September 13. Anticipatory action pending Chinese Communist demonstration of a nuclear capability. Top Secret. 6 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 67 D 548, S/P Chron 1960–1961.
52 Memorandum of Conversation, September 14, between McCloy and Zorin. U.S.–U.S.S.R. bilateral talks on disarmament (No. 22). Limited Official Use. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/9–2861.
53 Telegram 566 to USUN, September 16. Strategy for handling disarmament issue at 16th U.N. General Assembly. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/9–1661.
54 Telegram 794 from USUN, September 18. Readout of 23d session U.S.–U.S.S.R. disarmament talks. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/9–1861.
55 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara, September 29. Recommends U.S. resumption of atmospheric nuclear tests. Secret. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 65 A 3464, Atomic 400.112, June–September 1961.
October 1961
56 Letter from Seaborg to Rusk, October 7. Seaborg’s opposition to reinstitution of an uncontrolled moratorium. No classification marking. 2 pp. Seaborg, Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 225–226.
57 Telegram 1123 from USUN, September 7. Transmits draft Presidential statement on nuclear testing. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/10–761.
58 Letter from Gilpatric to President Kennedy, October 9. Seeks approval of a comprehensive test program. A proposed test schedule is attached to the letter. Secret. 11 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 65 A 3464, Atomic 400.112, October 1961.
59 Letter from Seaborg to President Kennedy, October 10. Technical aspects of nuclear testing at Nevada, at Eniwetok, and via air-borne medium. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing, 9/27/61–10/10/61.
60 Memorandum from Ball to President Kennedy, October 12. Transmits October 12 memorandum from Stevenson outlining strategy on handling the nuclear testing issue at the U.N. Attached to Stevenson memorandum is a proposed Presidential statement. Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/10–1261.
61 Memorandum from McNamara to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, October 12. Weapons tests plans and preparation. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing 10/11/61–10/15/61.
62 Telegram 913 to USUN, October 13. Handling disarmament issue at U.N. following U.S.–U.S.S.R. agreement on principles. Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/10–1361.
63 Letter from Rusk to Seaborg, October 29. Concerns over possible reactivation of testing site at Eniwetok. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 10/16/61–10/29/61.
November 1961
64 Memorandum from Smith to National Security Council, November 1. Presidential statement on nuclear testing. Attached is a proposed Presidential statement. No classification marking. 3 pp. Seaborg, Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 350–352.
65 Paper, November 2. “Foster Panel Plan for General and Complete Disarmament.” Confidential. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Disarmament.
66 Notes on National Security Council Meeting, November 2. Resumption of testing, evaluation of Soviet nuclear program, neutron bomb status, test sites, and review of Presidential statement. Top Secret. 4 pp. Johnson Library, Vice President’s National Security File, NSC Documents, Testing.
67 Telegram 1139 to USUN, November 4. Guidance for next five-power meeting on disarmament. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/10–2661.
68 Telegram 1241 to USUN, November 14. Western strategy for countering Soviet tactics at U.N. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/11–961.
69 Memorandum from Battle to Bundy, November 17. Conveys a suggested letter from President Kennedy to Macmillan on atmospheric nuclear tests. Also attached is copy of the President’s November 21 letter to Macmillan. Top Secret. 6 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Kennedy-Macmillan, 1960–1962.
70 Notes on telephone conversation between Rusk and Stevenson, November 30. General Assembly resolutions and current state of play. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files, Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
December 1961
71 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara, December 6. JCS views on the proposed disarmament program as devised by the Foster Panel. An appendix is attached containing additional comments on the Foster Panel program. Two additional attachments by McCone and Scoville provide a readout of the 12/18 Department of State meeting on resumption of nuclear testing. Secret. 23 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, 12/61–4/62.
72 Telegram 2050 from USUN, December 9. Handling French objections to disarmament forum. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/12–961.
January 1962
73 Letter from McNaughton to Rostow, January 3. Defects in the U.S.–U.K. test ban treaty. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121, Atomic Energy-Armaments, 1962.
74 Memorandum from Kaysen to President Kennedy, January 5. Resumption of nuclear weapons testing: weighing the options. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Tests, 12/21/61–1/8/62.
75 Letter from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, January 5. Use of Christmas Island for nuclear tests and review of Bermuda talks. Top Secret. 9 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1961–1963.
76 Report of Foreign Weapons Evaluation Group, January 16. Soviet development tests. Secret. 9 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 69 A 2243, 58 AWT USSR Tests, 1961–1965.
77 Memorandum prepared by British Embassy, January 19. Agreement on use of Christmas Island. Top Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Tests, 1/16/62–1/22/62.
78 Memorandum from Wiesner to President Kennedy, January 25. Proposed expansion of U.S. disarmament initiatives. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subject Series, Nuclear Weapons Tests, 1/23/62–1/26/62.
February 1962
79 Minutes of White House Meeting, February 2. Status of U.S. and Soviet nuclear tests. Top Secret. 11 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 497th NSC Meeting, Keeny Report.
80 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to President Kennedy, February 16. JCS views on resumption of nuclear testing. Top Secret. 7 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 497th NSC Meeting.
81 Memorandum from Bundy to President Kennedy, February 19. Background information for meeting with Gaitskell. Secret. 9 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subject Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 2/17/62–4/4/62.
82 Memorandum from Wiesner to President Kennedy, February 21. Plan for new disarmament initiative. Attachment outlines proposal. Secret. 7 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 2/17/62–4/4/62.
83 Letter from Amb. Ormsby Gore to Rusk, February 24. Conveys text of message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy regarding Khrushchev’s latest letter on disarmament. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy.
84 Memorandum for the Record, February 27. Status of interest on testing, March shot, and U.S.S.R. acceptance of test ban treaty by NSC meeting participants. Secret. 1 p. National Defense University, Taylor Papers.
85 Letter from Amb. Ormsby Gore to Rusk, February 28. Encloses copy of Prime Minister Macmillan’s February 28 letter to President Kennedy on nuclear testing. Top Secret. 8 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy.
86 Telegram 4608 to London, February 28. Conveys President’s letter to Prime Minister Macmillan on resumption of nuclear testing. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/2–2862.
March 1962
87 Memorandum from Kaysen for the Record, March 1. Principals Committee discussion on disarmament stages. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Basic Memoranda, 2/62–4/62.
88 Memorandum from Wiesner to President Kennedy, March 6. Review of ACDA’s recommendations on U.S. posture at 18-Nation Disarmament Conference for President’s March 6 meeting. Attached is a recommended list of questions for possible discussion. Secret. 7 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, 18-Nation Committee, 3/6/62–11/20/62.
89 Memorandum from Col. Smith to Gen. Taylor, March 6. Background information for disarmament meeting with President. Confidential. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Disarmament 2, 1962.
90 Memorandum for the Record, March 7. Read-out of disarmament meeting with the President. Confidential. 1 p. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, T–37–71.
91 Memorandum from Kaysen to President Kennedy, March 9. Positions for disarmament conference. Top Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, 18-Nation Committee, 3/6/62–11/20/62.
92 Memorandum for the File, March 9. Decisions on key issues for 18-Nation Disarmament Conference. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Basic Memoranda, 2/62–4/62.
93 Message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, March 9. Present state of discussions on nuclear tests and Berlin issue. Top Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1961–1962.
94 Tosec 55 to Geneva, March 15. Text of President’s March 10 reply to Prime Minister Macmillan’s March 9 letter. Top Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Kennedy-Macmillan, 1961–1962.
95 Memorandum from Bundy to Amb. Ormsby Gore, March 10. Current U.S. positions on test ban issues at Geneva Conference. Attached is memo from Bundy to Battle noting reason for Ormsby Gore memorandum and transmitting copy for information. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Secretary Rusk’s Conversations with UK Officials, 1961–1962, Vol. 1.
96 Notes on Telephone Conversation between Kohler and Ball, March 11. Brief readout of Rusk/Home/Gromyko discussions on disarmament in Geneva. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Telephone Conversations, Disarmament.
97 Notes on telephone conversation between Kaysen and Ball, March 11. Geneva discussion concerns. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Telephone Conversations, Disarmament.
98 Notes on telephone conversation between Kaysen and Ball, March 11. Guidance to Geneva negotiators on treaty signing and linkage issues. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Telephone Conversations, Disarmament.
99 Todis 35 to Geneva, March 12. Guidance on handling U.K. declaration on national detection systems. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–1262.
100 Memorandum from Fisher to Kaysen, March 13. U.S. position on disarmament measures at Geneva negotiations. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Position Papers, 2/62–3/62.
101 Message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, March 13. Agreement to bilateral working-level discussions. Top Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1961–1962.
102 Notes on telephone conversation between Fisher and Ball, March 14. Test ban issues with the British. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330, U Telcon.
103 Disto 34 from Geneva, March 16. Summary of meeting with U.K. Delegation on nuclear test treaty positions. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–1662.
104 Letter from Gilpatric to Fisher, March 16. Concern over possible erosion in U.S. position on nuclear test ban treaty. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, 18-Nation Conference, Geneva.
105 Memorandum from Brown to McNamara, March 20. Joint U.S.–U.K. technical discussions on nuclear test ban questions. Attached is a draft of the agreed conclusions of U.S.–U.K. discussions. Secret. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 66 A 3542, Atomic 000.01–400.112, 1962, Box 57.
106 Notes on telephone conversation between Bundy and Ball, March 20. Patching up differences with U.K. on disarmament. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Telephone Conversations, Disarmament.
107 Tosec 95 to Geneva, March 21. Text of message from Macmillan to President Kennedy. Pushing Khrushchev on verification issue. Top Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533, CF 2059.
108 Tosec 103 to Geneva, March 21. Instructions to Rusk/Home on getting Gromyko rejection of international verification of test ban treaty on public record. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–2162.
109 Letter from Fisher to Gilpatric, March 22. Changes in U.S. negotiating position on nuclear test ban treaty. Confidential. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/OATSD (AE) Files: FRC 69 A 2243, 97 USP, Nuclear Test Suspension/Geneva, 1960–1962.
110 Notes on a telephone conversation between Bundy and Ball, March 22. Geneva negotiating issues and concerns. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Telephone Conversations, Disarmament.
111 Tosec 107 to Geneva, March 22. Macmillan’s latest thoughts on nuclear test issues. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–2262.
112 Letter from Amb. Ormsby Gore to Bundy, March 24. Macmillan’s thoughts on a proposed statement outlining Soviet non-acceptance of verification and his concerns on timing of warning to mariners. Attached is a suggested draft statement. Top Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy.
113 Secto 107 from Geneva, March 25. Rusk concerns re notice to mariners, verification issue semantics, and joint statement. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–2562.
114 Memorandum from Bundy to Rusk, McNamara, and Seaborg, March 26. President’s decision to issue notice to mariners April 4. Top Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 2/17/62–4/4/62.
115 Memorandum of Conversation, March 26, between Rusk and Home. Disarmament discussion. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/3–2662.
116 Memorandum of NSC Discussion, March 28. Soviet positions on nuclear testing, disarmament, and Berlin. Secret. 5 pp. CIA Files, Meetings with the President, 12/1/61–6/30/62.
117 Note from Amb. Ormsby Gore to President Kennedy, March 30. Transmits Prime Minister Macmillan’s March 30 message regarding possible letter to Khrushchev on nuclear tests. Attached is telegram 5349 to London conveying text of Macmillan letter. Top Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy.
118 Memorandum of Conversation, March 30, among Rusk, Foster, and Amb. Ormsby Gore. Discussion of Macmillan’s March 30 letter to Kennedy. Top Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/3–3062.
April 1962
119 Memorandum from Kaysen to President Kennedy, April 5. Disarmament problems. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, 18-Nation Conference, Geneva, 4/1/62–4/11/62.
120 Memorandum from Conger to Committee of Principals, April 6. Transmits copy of Foster’s memorandum to Kennedy on disarmament issues for discussion at April 6 meeting. Covering note unclassified. Foster memorandum is Confidential. 8 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Basic Memoranda, 2/62–4/62.
121 Message from President Kennedy to Prime Minister Macmillan, April 6. Thoughts on proposed statement and U.K. letter to Khrushchev. Attached is a draft U.S.–U.K. statement on nuclear testing. Top Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons, Joint U.S.–U.K. Statement on Nuclear Testing 4/10/62, 3/62–4/62.
122 Letter from McCone to Foster, April 6. Military production facilities. Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, ER Files, DCI Chron, 1/1/62–12/31/62.
123 Draft Notes of Committee of Principals Meeting, April 11. Discussion centered on arms reduction, fixed launching pads, armaments for reserve forces, civilian controls, replacement production, and B–47 concerns. Secret. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Basic Memoranda, 2/62–4/62.
124 Telegram 5441 to London, April 12. Text of message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy on joint approach to Khrushchev. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/4–1262.
125 Table, April 12. Comparative methods of reducing armaments. Table is an attachment to an April 12 memorandum from Kaysen to President Kennedy on disarmament issues. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Basic Memoranda, Memorandum to the President 4/12/62.
126 Letter from Seaborg to President Kennedy, April 12. Atmospheric testing program issues. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 4/5/62–7/30/62.
127 Memorandum from Battle to Bundy, April 27. World reaction to U.S. resumption of nuclear atmospheric tests. No classification marking. An attached memorandum from Hilsman to Rusk provides an abstract and specific country reactions. Secret. Also attached is an April 27 paper describing the initial Free World press reaction. Official Use Only. 27 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/4–2762.
May 1962
128 Memorandum from Raskin to Bundy, May 7. Views on ACDA’s paper on the Economic and Social Consequences of Disarmament. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, 18-Nation Conference, Geneva, 5/62–6/62.
129 Memorandum from Col. Smith to Gen. Taylor, May 31. Evaluation of NIE on Soviet Nuclear Weapons Stockpile. Top Secret. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WYS Chron File, July–September 1962.
June 1962
130 Memorandum of the President’s Decisions, June 20. Decisions on various aspects of nuclear testing. Top Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 4/5/62–7/30/72.
July 1962
131 Memorandum from McNaughton to Nitze, July 3. Readout of ACDA meeting on test ban issues. Confidential. 2 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/OATSD (AE) Files: FRC 69 A 2243, 97 USP, Nuclear Test Suspension/Geneva, 1960–1962.
132 Telegram 378 to London, July 17. Text of Rusk letter to Home on Geneva issues. Top Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Secretary Rusk’s Conversations with U.K. Officials, 1961–1962, Vol. 1.
133 Letter from Rep. Holifield and Sen. Jackson to President Kennedy, July 25. Concern regarding U.S. negotiating stance on the test ban talks. CIA Files, DCI, ER Subject Files, Congress.
134 Memorandum for the Record Prepared by McCone, July 26. Discussion of atmospheric and comprehensive treaties by Committee of Principals, July 26. Secret. 4 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, DCI Memos for Record, 4/9/62–8/21/62.
135 Memorandum of NSC Meeting, July 27. Discussion of Soviet refusal to allow on-site inspections and Geneva negotiating strategy. Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 01676R, DCI Files, ER Subject Files, NSC etc, 7/1/62–7/31/62.
136 Memorandum of Discussion Prepared by McCone, July 27. Meeting with Dr. Teller regarding verification issue. Secret. 1 p. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, DCI Memos for the Record, 4/7/62–8/21/62.
137 Memorandum for the Record Prepared by McCone, July 27. Meeting with Dr. Northrup on seismic detection technology. Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, DCI Memos for the Record, 4/7/62–8/21/62.
138 Letter from President Kennedy to Macmillan, July 27. Possible modification in proposals on test ban. Top Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Kennedy-Macmillan, 1962, Vol. III.
August 1962
139 Memorandum for the File Prepared by McCone, August 2. Readout of NSC meeting on Geneva test suspension negotiation procedures. Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01258A, Meetings with President, 7/1/62–12/31/61.
140 Personal Message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, August 1. Views on atmospheric ban, comprehensive treaty, and use of Christmas Island. Top Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1961–1962.
141 Memorandum of Conversation, August 8, between Rusk and Dobrynin. On-site inspection concerns. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 611.6112/8–862.
142 Disto 727 from Geneva, August 16. Geneva negotiations: readout of informal exchange with Soviet delegation on on-site inspection issue. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/8–1662.
September 1962
143 Record of Action, 504th NSC Meeting, September 6. Results of 1962 nuclear test program to date and tests proposed for remainder of program. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, Records of Action by National Security Council.
144 Letter from President Kennedy to Prime Minister Macmillan, September 7. U.S. atmospheric and underground nuclear testing schedule. Top Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Kennedy-Macmillan, Vol. II.
145 Memorandum from Gen. Decker to McNamara, September 10. JCS views on review of U.S. disarmament policy during the Geneva Conference recess. Secret. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Disarmament 3, 1962.
146 Note from Kaysen to Shepard, September 21. Recommends passing to President attached information on non-diffusion issue. Two attachments, both dated September 21, provide background information on status of current discussions with the Soviets and the probable German and French reactions to the proposal. No classification marking on covering note; attachments are Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Non-Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons, 8/62–7/63.
147 Memorandum from Conger to Brubeck, September 27. Transmits copy of letter from Foster to McNamara on status of non-diffusion issue for Rusk’s information. Attached letter from Foster to McNamara is dated September 26. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 397.5611–GE/9–2762.
October 1962
148 Report of Foreign Weapons Evaluation Group Meeting, October 4. Discussion of current series of Soviet detonations. Top Secret. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Bromley Smith Safe, Drawer 1, Bethe Report, 10/4/62.
November 1962
149 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to McNamara, November 10. Military impact of U.S. initiative to propose nuclear-free or missile-free zones worldwide. Secret. 5 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 69 A 926.
150 Memorandum for the Record Prepared by McCone, November 12. Meeting with Dr. Teller on nuclear testing program. Top Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, JOB 80B01285A, DCI Memos for the Record, 9/24/62–12/31/62.
151 Telegram 525 to Djakarta, November 13. U.S. support for U.N. General Assembly resolution on nuclear free zone in Latin America. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 600.0012/11–1262.
152 Memorandum of Conversation, November 30, between Rusk and Mikoyan. Discussion of Latin America atom-free zone. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
153 Memorandum of Conversation, November 30, between Rusk and Mikoyan. Discussion on measures against surprise attack. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
154 Memorandum of Conversation, November 30, between Rusk and Mikoyan. Discussion of nuclear test ban and non-proliferation issues. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
December 1962
155 Letter from Rusk to Couve de Murville, December 12. Approach to French on non-diffusion proposal. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533, CF 2200.
156 Draft Non-Transfer Declaration, undated. General and complete disarmament under effective international control. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533, CF 2200.
157 Letter from Dean to Rusk and Foster, December 28. Transmits a December 27 memorandum on possible solutions to a nuclear test ban treaty. Also appended is a January 3 note from Brubeck to Swank seeking approval to send copy of Dean memorandum to Bundy for President’s use. Secret. 9 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/12–2862.
158 Memorandum of Conversation, December 28, between Dobrynin and Harriman. Khrushchev acceptance of principle of on-the-ground inspections. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/12–2862.
January 1963
159 Aide-mémoire, January 10. Soviet Government views on American draft declaration on non-transfer of nuclear weapons. Secret. 8 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 77 D 163, More Pen Pals, 1963.
160 Message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, January 13. British desire to participate in U.S.–U.S.S.R. talks on nuclear test ban. Top Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy, 1963.
161 Message from President Kennedy to Prime Minister Macmillan, January 13. Agreement to British participation in talks with Soviets. Top Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Kennedy-Macmillan, Vol. II, 1962–1963.
162 Memorandum of Conversation, January 16, among Foster, Fedorenko, and Tsarapkin. Nuclear testing: on-site inspections. Two attachments provide a listing of Soviet fixed seismic stations and Foster’s comments on automatic seismic stations and procedures for on-site inspection. Secret. 14 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/1–1663.
163 Memorandum of Conversation, January 22, among U.S.S.R., U.K., and U.S. Interlocutors. Nuclear test ban issues. Two attachments provide a listing of proposed locations in U.S.S.R. and in U.S., including noise levels, for automatic seismic stations. Secret. 12 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/1–2263.
164 Memorandum of Conversation, January 31, among U.S.S.R., U.K. and U.S. Interlocutors. Continuing discussion of on-site inspections and automatic seismic stations. An attachment provides data on noise levels in locations proposed by Soviets for installation of automatic seismic stations. Secret. 8 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/1–3163.
February 1963
165 Memorandum of Conversation, February 9, among Rusk, Alphand, and Greenhill. Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons: readout of Rusk-Dobrynin discussions. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–6.
166 Memorandum from Wiesner to Fisher, February 12. Resolving problems in the test ban negotiations. Confidential. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Testing 3, 12/62–8/63.
167 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to McNamara, February 16. 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.
168 Memorandum from Col. Smith to Gen. Taylor, February 18. “Probabilities and a Nuclear Test Ban.” Secret. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WYS Chron, January–March, 1963.
169 Todis 806 to Geneva, February 18. Negotiating instructions on substance of a test ban treaty. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 SWITZ (GE).
170 Memorandum for the Record, February 19. 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.
171 Telegram 3127 from New York, February 25. 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).
172 Addendum to December 20 Report of NSAM 205 Committee, February 27. 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.
March 1963
173 Disto 1129 from Geneva, March 1. Partial text of Foster statement on Dean-Kuznetsov Conversations. Official Use Only. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 SWITZ (GE).
174 Letter from Macmillan to President Kennedy, March 16. Securing a test ban agreement: past and present realities and suggestions for a satisfactory conclusion. Top Secret. 13 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Macmillan-Kennedy Correspondence, Vol. IV.
April 1963
175 Memorandum for the Record, April 4. Readout of meeting with President: Chinese nuclear capability, supersonic plane issues, nuclear test ban concerns, French bilateral relations, economic issues, European security issues, and U–2 shoot down contingency plans. Secret. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, McCone Files, Meetings with President, 4/1/63–6/30/63.
176 Notes on telephone conversation between Rusk and Bundy, April 11. Test ban negotiations: Soviet and French concerns. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
177 Notes on telephone conversation between Rusk and Bundy, April 11. Discussion of response to Macmillan on non-diffusion issue with the Soviets. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
178 Memorandum of Conversation, April 12, between Rusk and Dobrynin. Nuclear non-proliferation issues. Secret. An attached copy of the draft non-transfer declaration with an appended minute provides additional information on the declaration. Confidential. 10 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
179 Note from Smith to Rusk, April 13. Transmits copy of April 13 message from Macmillan to Kennedy conveying Macmillan’s suggested changes in proposed letters to Khrushchev. Appended to Macmillan’s message is the redraft of paragraph 6. Top Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, MacmillanKennedy, 1963.
180 Memorandum of Conversation, April 17, among members of Committee of Principals. Nuclear test ban treaty issues. Secret. 9 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Committee of Principals, 3/61–11/63.
181 Actions Taken at Committee of Principals meeting, April 17. Decisions made on explosions for peaceful uses and on tabling the draft treaty at Geneva. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Committee of Principals, 3/61–11/63.
182 Memorandum from Gould to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy), April 19. Report of the Foreign Weapons Evaluation Group. Two attachments provide a copy of the February 15 report and an amendment to the report, dated March 8. Top Secret. 11 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/OATSD (AE) Files: FRC 69 A 2243, 99 USP, USSR Weapons Evaluation (Bethe).
183 Telegram 2720 from Moscow, April 24. Meeting with Khrushchev: agriculture, Kennedy-Macmillan letters, issues related to securing a nuclear test ban agreement. Secret. 10 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL UKUSSR.
184 Telegram 2727 from Moscow, April 25. Amendments to Moscow telegram 2720 on Conversation with Khrushchev. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, POL UKUSSR.
May 1963
185 Memorandum from Kaysen to President Kennedy, May 20. Provides background information on the high yield nuclear weapon situation and general Defense and ACDA views. The attached background paper discusses feasibility of U.S. developing large yield weapons based on new technology. Top Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, High Yield.
June 1963
186 Notes on telephone conversation between Rusk and Kaysen, June 9. Comments on draft of President’s speech at American University. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.
187 Memorandum of Decisions, June 19. Decisions made at test preparations meeting, June 18: yield size; Plowshare announcement; overseas atmospheric tests; improvements at Johnson Island; and site preparation for an upcoming nuclear test. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Nuclear Weapons Testing, 1/63–7/63.
188 Message from President Kennedy to Macmillan, June 21. Notes second suspicious event in Semipalatinsk area and invites Macmillan’s comments on Hailsham-Harriman mission. Top Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Test Ban Correspondence, 3/63–6/63.
189 Message from Macmillan to President Kennedy, June 22. Provides comments on possible Soviet testing, damage control if suspicious events leaked, wisdom of a private message to Khrushchev, and Hailsham-Harriman mission. Top Secret. 3 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Test Ban Correspondence, 3/63–6/63.
190 Memorandum of Conversation, June 24, between President Kennedy and German Chancellor Adenauer. Forthcoming test ban negotiations in Moscow. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Kennedy.
July 1963
191 Memorandum of Conversation, July 8, among meeting of Committee of Principals. General approach of U.S. policy in disarmament negotiations. Top Secret. 13 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Committee of Principals, 3/61–11/63.
192 Paper, July 9. “Points to be Explored with the Russians.” Attached is a list of points for discussion with the President. Secret. 2 pp. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Harriman Papers, Test Ban Background III.
193 Telegram 233 from London, July 12. Harriman’s discussions with Hailsham on negotiating tactics in Moscow. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Harriman.
194 Telegram 234 from London, July 12. Harriman’s meeting with Home to review decisions reached with Hailsham. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Harriman.
195 Telegram 236 from London, July 12. Harriman’s continuing discussions with UK colleagues on Moscow agenda. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Harriman.
196 Unsigned memorandum to McNamara, July 16. JCS views on the Khrushchev test ban proposal. Top Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test Ban, U.S. Military View.
197 Telegram 154 from Moscow, July 16. Readout of Harriman/Hailsham discussions with Khrushchev on July 15. Secret. 20 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
198 Telegram 183 from Moscow, July 18. Status of test ban negotiations following plenary and drafting committee sessions. Unclassified. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
199 Telegram 184 from Moscow, July 17. Full report of test ban discussions at plenary session, July 17. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
200 Telegram 186 from Moscow, July 17. Readout of meeting with Gromyko delegation. Secret. 12 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
201 Memorandum of Conference with President Kennedy, July 18. Discussion of Moscow telegrams and revised instructions for Harriman. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test-Ban Negotiations, Harriman Trip.
202 Telegram 211 from Moscow, July 18. Meeting with Gromkyo: Discussion centered on Kennedy’s July 17 statement, Khrushchev’s July 2 statement and the importance to Soviets of non-aggression pact. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
203 Telegram 223 from Moscow, July 19. Meeting with Gromyko: U.S.–U.K. views on Soviet withdrawal clause. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
204 Telegram 224 from Moscow, July 19. Text of U.S. tabled “package deal.” Unclassified. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
205 Telegram 239 from Moscow, July 20. Meeting with Gromyko: resolving the finer points of acceptable language. 7 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
206 Telegram 247 from Moscow, July 22. Correction of error contained in Moscow telegram 239. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
207 Memorandum from Ball to President Kennedy, July 22. Proposed offer of nuclear assistance to de Gaulle. Secret. 12 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–8.
208 Telegram 271 from Moscow, July 22. Readout of July 22 meeting with Gromyko. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
209 Telegram 274 from Moscow, July 23. Readout of Harriman/Hailsham private session with Gromyko on French issue and signing considerations. Secret. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Harriman.
210 Telegram 295 from Moscow, July 23. Further private discussions with Gromyko on non-aggression pact considerations, acceptance of test ban treaty, and possibilities for reducing future tensions. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Harriman.
211 Telegram 333 from Moscow, July 25. Private meeting with Gromyko: non-exchange of Harriman/Gromyko letters, Soviet objections to unrecognized regimes ratifying the treaty, treaty adherence issues, limited nature of test ban treaty, and Harriman’s statement to the Senate. Secret. 8 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–4.
212 Telephone conversation between Bundy and Kaysen, July 25. Guidance on issue of unrecognized regimes depositing instruments of ratification, timing of acceptance of agreement, and return travel plans. No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Disarmament, Harriman Mission, Records/Action.
213 Harriman’s personal notes on meeting with Gromyko, July 25. Oral understanding with Gromyko, telephone call to White House, U.S. ready to initial. Secret. 3 pp. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Harriman Papers, Test Ban 12, Post-Trip.
214 Telegram 347 from Moscow, July 26. Successful conclusion to negotiations realized. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18–3 USSR (MO).
215 Letter from Gen. Taylor to Rusk, July 27. Requests Department of State assistance in preparation for Congressional hearings on test ban treaty. Attached is a list of political questions JCS would like to have answered. Top Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test Ban, Congressional Relations I, 5/63–7/63.
216 Summary Record of NSC Standing Group Meeting No. 11, July 30. Harriman report, Senate ratification issues, Teller reservations, and public affairs issues. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Standing Group Meeting, Box 315, 7/30/63.
217 Memorandum from Barnett to Sullivan, July 30. Duncan Wilson’s report on Moscow test ban negotiations. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test Ban-General.
August 1963
218 JCS Statement on the three-environment Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, August 12. Notes concerns, but supports Treaty ratification. Secret. 8 pp. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Harriman Papers, Test Ban 15, Post-Trip.
219 Addendum to December 20, 1962 Report of the NSAM 205 Committee, August 15. Implications of Soviet fission weapons testing. Top Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 205, Box 339.
220 Memorandum for the Record, August 21. “Events Leading up to the Harriman Moscow Mission.” Top Secret. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WYS Chron, April–September, 1963.
221 Table, August 23. “Programmed and Augmented Capabilities of AEDS to Detect and Identify Nuclear Tests with 60–90% Probability.” Top Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Test Ban and the U.S. Military.
October 1963
222 Memorandum of Conversation, October 8, among Committee of Principals. Discussion of U.S.-Soviet arrangement on refraining from placing weapons of mass destruction in orbit. Top Secret. 11 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Committee of Principals, 3/61–11/63.
223 Record of Committee of Principals meeting, October 8. Conclusions reached on U.S. position regarding weapons of mass destruction in orbit. Top Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, ACDA, Disarmament, Committee of Principals, 3/61–11/63.
224 Memorandum of Conversation, October 10, between Rusk and Gromyko. Disarmament issues. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 18.
December 1963
225 Table comparing FY 1964 effort and proposed program for FY 1965. Represents DOD’s portion of the “safeguards” program. Secret. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/OATSD (AE) Files: FRC 69 A 2243, 388.3, 58 AWT USSR Tests, 1961–1963.
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January 1961
226 Memorandum prepared by Boggs, January 5. Discussion at 473d National Security Council meeting on intelligence directives. Top Secret. 13 pp. Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records.
227 Record of Action, January 10. NSC Action No. 2373 on reserve mobilization requirements. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, Records of Action by the National Security Council.
228 Memorandum prepared by Boggs, January 13. Discussion at 474th National Security Council Meeting. Top Secret. Polaris program, codification of U.S. arms control/nuclear testing policy, disclosure of classified information to foreign governments, foreign intelligence activities, shelter from radioactive fallout, and rental payments for overseas bases. 25 pp. Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records.
229 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 1–61, January 17. “Estimate of the World Situation”; introduction and report on Soviet progress and policy. Secret. 22 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
230 Record of Action, January 19. NSC Action No. 2395: Attack warning channels and procedures for civilians. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, Records of Action by the National Security Council.
March 1961
231 Memorandum from Col. Chapla to Bundy, March 3. Transmits report on “Evaluation of Strategic Offensive Weapon Systems.” Top Secret. 28 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, WSEG 50, Smith.
232 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to Clifton, March 3. Transmits copy of JCS memorandum to Secretary McNamara on developing a counter-guerrilla capability. Secret. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies File, Spec. Warfare.
April 1961
233 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–61, April 6. “Probable Intelligence Warning of Soviet Attack on the United States.” Top Secret. 22 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
234 Memorandum from Rostow to President Kennedy, April 21. Thoughts on how to get U.S. foreign policy back on track following Cuban setback. Top Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Pol Plan 2/11/61–5/61.
May 1961
235 Memorandum from Schlesinger to President Kennedy, May 18. Secret. CIA Files, Schlesinger Papers, 4/21/61–6/19/61. 6 pp. of source text not declassified.
June 1961
236 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara, June 15. Policy guidance on plans for central war. Top Secret; Restricted Data. 7 pp. National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 218, JCS Records, JMF 3001, BNSP (5 May 1961), Sec. 2.
July 1961
237 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–3–61, July 11. “Sino-Soviet Air Defense Capabilities Through Mid-1966.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 36. Top Secret. 34 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
238 Memorandum from Kaysen to Bundy, July 22. Top Secret. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen, BNSP 7/61–11/61. 2 pp. of source text not declassified.
August 1961
239 Memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara, August 7. JCS recommendations on “Central War Offensive Forces, Program Package I.” Top Secret. 3 pp. National Archives and Records Administration, JCS Records, JMF 7000 General (6 May 61), Sec. 3.
September 1961
240 Memorandum from Gen. Cabell to Gen. Taylor, September 6. Transmits memorandum on “Current Status of Soviet and Satellite Military Forces and Indications of Military Intentions.” Top Secret. 15 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B0676R, DCI/EA Files, White House, Sep–Dec 61.
241 Memorandum from Gen. LeMay to SAFS, September 18. Recommendations on long-range nuclear delivery forces, 1963–1967. Top Secret. 3 pp. Washington National Records Center, Records Group 330, OSD Files: FRC 71 A 3470, Misc Budget.
242 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to Gen. Lemnitzer, September 19. Transmits list of questions for General Power’s use in his meeting with President Kennedy. Top Secret. 5 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, 33 66 NATO.
243 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 4–3–61, September 21. “Nuclear Weapons and Delivery Capabilities of Free World Countries Other Than the US and UK.” Secret. 16 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
244 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–8–61, September 21. “Strength and Deployment of Soviet Long Range Ballistic Missile Forces.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 45. Top Secret. 29 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
245 Memorandum from Bundy to President Kennedy, September 28. Conveys information on personnel matters; McNamara and the military budget; management of foreign aid; and news from Syria and Berlin. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, CIA General 9/61–11/61.
October 1961
246 Memorandum from Maj. Smith to Gen. Taylor, October 2. McNamara’s rationale on long range nuclear delivery forces. Secret. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, 30, T–357–64.
November 1961
247 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, November 13. “FY 1963 Defense Budget Issues.” Top Secret. 12 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, 30, T–357–69.
December 1961
248 Memorandum from McGhee to Under Secretary, December 5. Conveys draft “Basic National Security Policy” paper. Printed in part in the print volume as Document 62. Secret. 85 pp. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, BNSP 1961–1962.
249 Memorandum from Bissell to Bundy, December 11. Conveys report of the Counter-Guerrilla Warfare Task Force on “Elements of US Strategy to Deal with ‘Wars of National Liberation.’” Secret. 20 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, CIA General, 12/61.
250 Memorandum from Komer to Bundy, December 12. Discussion of Counter-Guerrilla Warfare Task Force report and recommendations regarding same. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Komer, 11/61–12/61.
January 1962
251 Memorandum from McNamara to President Kennedy, January 2. Recommendations on implementation of Army reorganization proposal. Secret. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, Record Group 330, OSD Files: FRC 71 A 3470.
252 Memorandum from McCone to President Kennedy, January 8. Transmits requested information on Soviet missile program. Top Secret. 4 pp. CIA Files, DCI (McCone) Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs w/Pres, 12/1/61–6/30/62.
253 Memorandum prepared by McCone, January 9. Readout of Congressional briefing on Cuba, Vietnam, and Soviet nuclear missile capabilities. Secret. 3 pp. Attached is a paper on “Soviet Long-Range Ballistic Missiles.” Top Secret. 4 pp. CIA Files, DCI (McCone) Files, Job 80B01285A, Memos for the Record, 11/29/61–4/5/62.
254 Memorandum from Coyne to Bundy, January 15. Transmits draft directive on the responsibilities of the Director of Central Intelligence. No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, CIA General 1/61–2/62.
255 Memorandum from President Kennedy to McCone, January 16. Guidance on McCone’s responsibilities as Director of Central Intelligence. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, CIA General 1/62–2/62.
256 Letter from Rusk to McNamara, January 20. Rusk’s concerns regarding possible force reductions abroad. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, Army Reorg. Proposal 12/61–1/62.
257 Memorandum from Kaysen to Bell, January 23. Conveys President’s request that Bell, Taylor and McNamara meet to discuss Army force requirements. No classification marking. 1 p. Transmits copy of Presidential memorandum to McNamara on FY 1963 Army preparedness and force strength. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, DOD 1/62–3/62.
258 Memorandum from Kaysen to Gen. Taylor, January 23. Relays President’s interest in having Taylor talk with McNamara. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, DOD 1/62–3/62.
259 Memorandum from Helms to McCone, January 25. Transmits report on “New Emphasis on Strengthening Soviet Strategic Missile Capabilities.” Top Secret; NoForn/No Dissem Abroad/Limited/Background Use Only. 4 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs w/President, 12/1/61–6/30/62.
260 Memorandum for the Record prepared by Maury, January 26. Comments on special report on “New Emphasis on Strengthening Soviet Strategic Missile Capabilities.” Secret; Eyes Alone. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs w/President, 12/1/61–6/30/62.
February 1962
261 Memorandum from CA/PRG to CA/C/PMG, Central Intelligence Agency, February 2. Background and genesis of the “Counter-Guerrilla Warfare Task Force Report.” Secret. 3 pp. CIA Files, Job 8300D30R.
262 Memorandum from Earman to Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, February 12. Extract of McCone’s February 8 conversation with President Kennedy passed for information and necessary action. Top Secret; Eyes Only. 1 p. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs w/President, 12/1/61–6/30/62.
March 1962
263 Memorandum from Hughes to Rostow, March 6. INR comments on the “Basic National Security Policy” paper. Secret. 9 pp. Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, BNSP, 1961–1962.
April 1962
264 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, April 17. Provides background information for Kennedy’s meeting with McNamara on U.S. Army force reductions in FY 1963. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, 94B, DEF 4/62–6/62.
265 Memorandum from the Secretaries to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, April 24. Circulates copy of a memorandum from Gen. Lemnitzer to McNamara on “Nuclear Superiority of the US Vis-à-Vis the Soviet Union” for their information. Top Secret/Restricted Data. 12 pp. National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, JCS Records, JMF 2210.
266 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 13–2–62, April 25. “Chinese Communist Advanced Weapons Capabilities.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 81. Top Secret. 30 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
267 Memorandum for the Record, April 25. Readout of White House staff meeting concerning McNamara’s upcoming speech; the role of tactical nuclear weapons in U.S. national security policy; Berlin; Burma; and Dobrynin’s views on arms control. Secret. 2 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WH Mtgs.
268 Memorandum of Discussion prepared by McCone, April 30. Readout of April 28 meeting among Kennedy, Macmillan, McCone, and McNamara on TKH photography. Secret; Eyes Only. 1 p. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs w/President 12/1/61–6/30/62.
May 1962
269 Letter from Kennan to Rostow, May 15. Encloses his comments on U.S. military policy in Europe as it affects NATO, West Germany and the Warsaw Pact. Unclassified. 3 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121, BNSP Draft, 3/26/62.
June 1962
270 National Security Action Memorandum No. 165, June 16. “Assignment of Additional Responsibility to the Special Group.” Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121, NSAMs 62.
271 Draft Paper, June 22. “Basic National Security Policy.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 93. Secret. 186 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121, BNSP Draft 6/22/62.
272 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, June 22. “Military Force Levels and Nuclear Planning” Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Taylor 6/62–8/62.
273 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, June 22. Conveys comments on the attached McNamara memorandum “US and Soviet Military Buildup and Probable Effects on Berlin Situation.” Top Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, DOD IV.
July 1962
274 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, July 2. Delegation of authority in the transfer, release and use of U.S. nuclear weapons. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Taylor 6/62–8/62.
275 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to President Kennedy, July 12. Taylor’s comments on McNamara’s memorandum to Kennedy on the readiness of the Strategic Army Force. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Def 7/62–12/62.
August 1962
276 Memorandum from McNamara to President Kennedy, August 11. Provides information on the status of the “Strategic Army Force in the United States” and a summary table of “Army Strength Planned as of June 30, 1963.” Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, DOD, 7/62–8/62.
277 Memorandum of Discussion, August 17. McCone’s personal notes of the August 16 discussion of the appointment of a chairman for the Special Group. Secret; Eyes Only. 1 p. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, DCI Memos for Record 4/7/62–8/21/62.
278 Letter from McCone to Gen. LeMay, August 22. Ideas on resolving the differences in SAC and USIB estimates of the threat facing America. Secret. 3 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, ER Files-DCI Chron, 1/1–12/31/62.
September 1962
279 Paper prepared by the Department of State, September 1962. “United States Overseas Internal Defense Policy.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 106. Secret. 40 pp. Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 182.
November 1962
280 Memorandum from President Kennedy to McNamara, November 9. Questions posed by the President on status of U.S. and Soviet fighter aircraft production. Top Secret; Sensitive. 3 pp. Washington National Records Center, OSD Files: FRC 71 A 6489, 452 Tactical 1962.
281 Memorandum from Joint Chiefs of Staff to McNamara, November 14. 17 pp. of source text not declassified. Top Secret. National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, JCS Records, JMF 3105 (22 Jun 62) Sec 1.
282 Memorandum of Discussion prepared by McCone, November 16. Readout of McCone’s briefing of President Kennedy for his upcoming meeting with former President Eisenhower. Secret; Eyes Only. 2 pp. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, Mtgs. w/President, 7/1/62–12/31/62.
January 1963
283 Memorandum from Col. Legere to Col. Ewell, January 16. Forwards comments and draft paper on tactical nuclear weapons. Secret. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WH Staff Mtgs.
284 Notes on Remarks of President Kennedy, January 22. A review of national security problems: Cuba; Europe; the Neutrals; domestic affairs; foreign aid, and military issues. Top Secret. 7 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 711.5/1–2363.
285 Memorandum for the Record prepared by Gen. Taylor, January 22. Summary of President Kennedy’s remarks to National Security Council on January 22. Top Secret. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Taylor CJCS Memos.
286 Notes on Remarks of President Kennedy prepared by a “CIA Rapporteur,” undated. President Kennedy’s remarks to National Security Council on January 22. Secret. 7 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, 508th NSC Meeting.
287 Memorandum for the Record prepared by Col. Legere, January 23. White House staff meeting concerning the tactical nuclear weapons study, the nuclear test ban agreement, and Kennedy’s January 22d comments to the National Security Council. Secret; Eyes Only. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, WH Staff Mtgs.
February 1963
288 Memorandum from Maj. Smith to Gen. Goodpaster, February 6. “US Policy on Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe.” Top Secret. 4 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Tac Nuc I.
289 Memorandum for the Record prepared by unknown drafter, February 7. “Views of Dr. Enthoven on Tactical Nuclear Warfare.” Top Secret. 6 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Tac Nuc Wpns Study.
March 1963
290 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–4–63, March 22. “Soviet Military Capabilities and Policies, 1962–1967.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 130. Top Secret; Controlled Dissem. 62 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Intelligence File, National Intelligence Estimates.
April 1963
291 Report by the Special Studies Group, Joint Chiefs of Staff, April 1963. “Further Study of Requirements for Tactical Nuclear Weapons.” Top Secret; Restricted Data. 37 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen, 4/63.
May 1963
292 Memorandum from McNamara to President Kennedy, May 27. McNamara’s comments regarding adequacy of U.S. tactical aircraft capabilities. Attachments provide written analysis and comparison tables. Top Secret; Sensitive. 21 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 71 A 3470, 452 Tactical 1963.
June 1963
293 Memorandum from Gilpatric to McNamara, Bundy, and Rostow, June 3. Transmits Maj. Gen. Lansdale’s strategy paper on the cold war for their information. Secret. 12 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199, Pol & Psych Warfare.
294 Memorandum from Johnson to Bundy, June 21. Provides information on expenditures for nuclear weapons systems. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, CE Johnson 5/62–9/63.
July 1963
295 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–9–63, July 15. “Soviet Capabilities and Intentions to Orbit Nuclear Weapons.” Printed in part in print volume as Document 134. Secret; Restricted Data. 24 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Intelligence File, National Intelligence Estimates.
296 Memorandum from Forrestal to Bundy, July 19. Reassignment of Kaysen’s portfolio. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Staff Memoranda, Carl Kaysen.
297 Special National Intelligence Estimate, SNIE 13–2–63, July 24. “Communist China’s Advanced Weapons Program.” Printed in part in print volume as Document 138. Secret; Controlled Dissem. 16 pp. Department of State, INR/EAP Files: Lot 90 D 99.
298 Paper prepared by unknown drafter, July 31. Provides background information on the Defense Intelligence Agency. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, CIA Gen, 4–8/63.
September 1963
299 Memorandum from Maj. Smith to Gen. Taylor, September 20. Comments on Rostow’s paper on the present state of the world. Confidential. 3 pp. National Defense University, Taylor Papers, 40B2–B4.
October 1963
300 Memorandum from Gen. Taylor to Members of the Special Group, October 15. Recommends a review of U.S. programs in support of foreign paramilitary forces. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, S/S Files: Lot 70 D 258, SGCI General 1963.
301 National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 11–8–63, October 18. “Soviet Capabilities for Strategic Attack.” Printed in part in the print volume as Document 144. Top Secret; Restricted Data; Controlled Dissem. 58 pp. CIA Files, Job 79R01012A, ODDI Registry.
302 Note from Kaysen to Bundy, October 25. Provides comments on McNamara’s strategic forces memorandum. Top Secret. 10 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Def Bud 65.
302a Memorandum for President Kennedy, Washington, November 7. Source: Department of Defense, JCS Records, JMF 7000 (3 Jan 64). Top Secret. 7 pages of source text not declassified.
November 1963
303 Draft Paper prepared by unknown drafter, November 8. “Basic National Security Policy.” Top Secret. 14 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199, TS–BNSP.
304 Memorandum from Keeny to Bundy, November 15. Provides comments and agenda for November 15th budget meeting with McNamara. No classification marking. 5 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Def Bud 65.
305 Memorandum from Maj. Smith to Bundy, November 22. Provides analysis and information for November 15th budget meeting. Secret. 5 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Def Bud 65.
306 Memorandum from Rostow to Members of Policy Planning Council, November 29. Addresses input from regional bureaus on key issues. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199, Secretary’s PPMs.
307 Memorandum from Keeny to Bundy, November 30, 1963. Readout of November 27th budget meeting with McNamara. Secret. 5 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Def Bud 65.
December 1963
308 Memorandum to Members of Policy Planning Council, December 6. Highlights of December 3d Policy Planning Meeting. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199, Secretary’s PPMs.
309 Memorandum from Gordon to President Johnson, December 9. Provides rationale for adjustments to Minuteman program. Top Secret. 4 pp. Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency Series, Def Bud 65.
310 Memorandum for the Record of the Special Group Meeting, December 12. Secret; Eyes Only. 2 pp. of source text not declassified. CIA Files, Job 80B01285A, 303 Committee, 1963.
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No. Document Description
December 1960
311 Report by Task Force on the Balance of Payments to President-elect Kennedy, December 27. Balance of payments/reserve problems and recommended solutions. No classification marking. 11 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, General, 12/60–6/62, Box 362.
November 1961
312 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, November 7. Third report on balance of payments and Treasury actions. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, Balance of Payments, 10/61–12/61, Box 94E.
313 Memorandum from Heller to President Kennedy, November 28. “The Balance of Payments Dilemma.” No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, General, 12/60–6/62, Box 362.
December 1961
314 Letter from Dutton to Rep. O’Hara, December 13. Relationship between U.S. aid and the deficit. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.10/12–161.
January 1962
315 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, January 18. “Fourth Quarter Balance of Payments Figures.” Confidential. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, Balance of Payments, 1/62–8/62, Box 94E.
March 1962
316 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, March 28. Time frame/solutions to balance of payments problem. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, Balance of Payments, 1/62–8/62, Box 94E.
April 1962
317 Memorandum from Coppock to Ball, April 18. Recommends Ball convene meeting of Interdepartmental Committee of Under Secretaries to provide status report on foreign economic policy. Official Use Only. Two attachments provide agenda and briefing material for May 2 meeting. 9 pp. Department of State, E Files: Lot 65 D 68, ICFEP.
June 1962
318 Summary minutes of Interdepartmental Committee of Under Secretaries on Foreign Economic Policy meeting, June 13. International private long-term capital movement and markets. Official Use Only. 8 pp. Department of State, E Files: Lot 65 D 68, ICFEP, June 13, 1962.
July 1962
319 Memorandum from McNamara to Secretaries of Military Departments, the Director of Defense Research & Engineering, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Assistant Secretaries of Defense, and the General Counsel, July 10. Revised Project Eight list. Confidential. 11 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 171, Box 337.
April 1963
320 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, April 5. Forwards report by Cabinet Committee on Balance of Payments. Prospects and solutions. Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, Balance of Payments, JFK Reading, 4/17/93, Box 94E.
321 Memorandum from Heller to President Kennedy, April 6. “Monetary Policy Today.” No classification marking. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, Cabinet Committee, 7/62–2/63, Box 363.
322 Telephone conversation, April 8, between Heller and Ball. State views on a Treasury meeting and report (no subject mentioned). No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Ball Telephone Conversations, Balance of Payments, 1963, Box 1.
May 1963
323 Memorandum from Klein to Bundy, May 10. “Redeployment of U.S. Forces in Europe.” Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 6/62–9/63, Box 292.
324 Memorandum from Rostow to Rusk, May 15. “Military Cut-Backs and Balance of Payments.” Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 4/63–7/63, Box 291.
325 Memorandum from Rostow to Rusk, May 18. “Troop Withdrawals from Europe.” Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 6/62–9/63, Box 292.
326 Memorandum from Kaysen to Bundy, May 20. Status report on DOD’s proposals to reduce expenditures on foreign accounts. Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 4/63–7/63, Box 291.
327 Memorandum from Bullitt to Executive Committee of Cabinet Committee on Balance of Payments, May 29. Assigns Agency responsibility for specific actions to address balance of payments deficit. Confidential. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, Balance of Payments, Box 6.
June 1963
328 Letter from Rusk to McNamara, June 22. Response to McNamara’s proposals for balance of payments savings. Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12.
July 1963
329 Memorandum from U. Alexis Johnson to Rusk, July 2. Background information for meeting with McNamara on DOD’s deficit reduction plans. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12.
330 Memorandum from McNamara to Rusk, July 3. Solicits Department of State comments on attached memorandum to the President regarding DOD actions to reduce expenditures abroad. Secret. 10 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12 US.
331 Memorandum from Meyers to Kitchen, July 8. Item-by-item review of McNamara’s proposals outlined in his July 3 memorandum to Rusk. Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12 US.
332 Telephone conversation between Kaysen and Ball, July 9. Proposed Presidential announcement on balance of payments. No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, Ball Papers, Ball Telephone Conversations, Balance of Payments, 1963, Box 1.
333 Letter from Ball to Dillon, July 9. Ball’s concerns about President’s statement on balance of payments. Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12 US.
334 Memorandum of conversation, July 15, among Rusk, McNamara, and Ball. “DOD Balance of Payments Proposals.” Top Secret. 11 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
335 Memorandum from Kitchen to Rusk, July 24. “Status Report on Balance of Payments and Troop Withdrawals.” Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12 US.
336 Memorandum from Schaetzel to Kitchen, July 24. “Balance of Payments and Force Withdrawal.” Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 6–8 US/NATO.
September 1963
337 Memorandum from U. Alexis Johnson to Rusk, September 16. Analysis of DOD balance of payments reductions. Top Secret. 12 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12.
338 Tables 1 and 2, September 19. Table 1 represents Fiscal Year DOD expenditures and receipts entering the international balance of payments. Table 2 reflects U.S. Air Force tactical aircraft with home bases overseas. These tables are attachments to McNamara’s September 19 memorandum to Kennedy on reducing annual military expenditures abroad. Top Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 8/63–9/63, Box 292.
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Financial and Monetary Policy

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No. Document Description
January 1961
339 Paper, January 10. “Proposed Settlement of Vested German Assets Problem.” Confidential. 7 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.10/1–1361.
340 Letter from Anderson to Dillon, January 18. Outgoing administration thoughts on possible measures to reduce balance of payments deficit. No classification marking. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, Dillon Papers, Miscellaneous History, Box 41.
341 Memorandum from Ball to Rusk, January 30. German negotiations on U.S. balance of payments and settlement of vested German assets question. Attached is a February 1 letter from Rusk to Dillon noting reservations about a U.S. commitment to compensate Germany for vested assets. Confidential. 8 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.10/2–161.
February 1961
342 Memorandum from Rashish to Ball, February 7. Tax-sparing provisions in LDC double taxation treaties. Attachment provides additional background information. Official Use Only. 8 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 611.00431/2–761.
343 Letter from Ball to Dillon, February 22. Meeting sought to affirm State-Treasury position on inclusion of tax-sparing clause in U.S. tax treaty program with the LDC’s. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 611.00431/2–2261.
April 1961
344 Memorandum of conversation, April 5, between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan. “International Economic Problems.” Secret. 4 pp. Department of State, Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149, January–April 1961.
June 1961
345 Memorandum of conversation, June 14, among Stikker, Ball, and Fessenden. Balance of payments issues. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.10/6–1461.
346 Memorandum of conversation, June 20, among Rusk, Dillon, and Prime Minister Ikeda. U.S.-Japanese balance of payments issues. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.10/6–2061.
November 1961
347 Telegram 2670 from Paris, November 18. U.S.-French draft re creation of IMF special resources fund. Official Use Only. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 398.13/11–1861.
December 1961
348 Telegram 3001 from Paris, December 9. Further discussion of IMF borrowing arrangement. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 398.13/12–961.
349 Telegram 3064 from Paris, December 13. Results of discussions on supplementary resources for IMF. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 398.13/12–1361.
350 Telegram 3067 from Paris, December 13. Text of exchange of letters on supplementary resources for IMF. Official Use Only. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 398.13/12–1361.
February 1962
351 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, February 28. Hill action on tax bill adopting provisions on foreign income. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, Dillon Papers, Memos to President, 1/62–4/62, Box 8.
March 1962
352 Memorandum from Trezise to Acting Secretary, March 20. “Ways and Means Committee Bill on Tax Treatment of Foreign Income.” Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.112/3–2062.
May 1962
353 Memorandum from G. Griffith Johnson to U. Alexis Johnson, May 18. Objectives, provisions, and status of proposed tax legislation. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.11/5–1862.
354 Memorandum from G. Griffith Johnson to U. Alexis Johnson, May 25. Further information on proposed tax legislation. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.11/5–2562.
August 1962
355 Memorandum from Sorensen to President Kennedy, August 10. “Report of Subcommittee on Gold and Monetary Agreement.” No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, 8/10/62, Box 94E.
January 1963
356 Notes on Dillon’s conversation with McNamara, January 23. U.S. dollar outlays abroad; DOD deficit proposals; and importance of balance of payments to administration. Confidential. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, Dillon Papers, Memcons, 1963, Box 15.
February 1963
357 Table, February 4. “Official Gold and Dollar Holdings of Selected Countries in Relation to Foreign Trade and Total Payment Obligations in 1961.” Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, Dillon Papers, Memos to President, 2/62–3/63, Box 8.
March 1963
358 Memorandum from Bullitt to the Cabinet Committee on Balance of Payments, March 19. Provides read-out of Roosa’s recent European discussions on balance of payments. Confidential. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, Balance of Payments, Box 1.
May 1963
359 Memorandum of conversation between President Kennedy and German Federal Minister Krone, May 15. “Balance of Payments and Trade Problems.” Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12.
360 Minutes of meeting at Embassy Paris, May 31. Force levels and balance of payments problems. Secret. 7 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
June 1963
361 Memorandum from Ball to President Kennedy, June 21. Talking points for the President’s conversation with German Vice Chancellor Erhard. Secret. 9 pp. Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/KENNEDY.
July 1963
362 Memorandum from Heller to President Kennedy, July 8. CEA’s program for the balance of payments. No classification marking. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, General, 4/63–7/63, Box 362.
363 Telegram 255 to Moscow, July 19. U.S. troop reductions in Europe. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 12 US.
364 Memorandum of conversation between Ball and Japanese Ambassador Takeuchi, July 29. Interest equalization tax. Limited Official Use. 2 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
October 1963
365 Memorandum from President Kennedy to Martin, October 14. Martin’s participation in meetings to review U.S. position on evolution of international monetary system. Confidential. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Balance of Payments and Gold, 10/63–11/63, Box 292.
366 Memorandum from Dillon to Ball, Martin, Heller, and Bundy, October 17. Questions to be addressed by the Deputies in Group of Ten study. Limited Official Use. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FN 1 US.

Foreign Assistance Policy

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March 1961
367 Memorandum from Rostow to President Kennedy, March 13. Thoughts on foreign aid message: getting the Congress and Allies on board. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Staff Memoranda, Rostow-Foreign Aid, 3/61.
368 Letter from Bowles to Goodwin, March 18. Concerns about present draft of President’s message on foreign aid. No classification marking. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/3–1861.
369 Memorandum of conversation, March 20, between Ball and German State Secretary van Scherpenberg. Aid commitments and proposals for Fourth Development Assistance Group meeting. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1819.
370 Memorandum of conversation, March 20, between Ball and van Scherpenberg. Continued discussion of aid proposals. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1819.
371 Memorandum from Weiss to Bell, March 21. MAP study and Mr. Marshall’s role. Secret. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/3–2161.
372 Telegram 1524 from Bonn, March 22. Readout of bilateral foreign aid discussions. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 611.62A/3–2261.
May 1961
373 Memorandum from Freeman to President Kennedy, May 5. “Agriculture and Problems of Foreign Policy.” No classification marking. 5 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Administration, FY 1962.
374 “Current Economic Developments,” May 9. Expansion of Food for Peace Program. Unclassified. 5 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 59, E/CBA/REP Files: FRC 72 A 6248. Current Economic Developments.
375 “Report of the Development Assistance Panel,” President’s Science Advisory Committee, May 18. Research and development unit to help manage the U.S. development assistance program recommended. Official Use Only. 5 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, White House, FY 1962.
376 Letter from Bowles to President Kennedy, May 22. Foreign aid bill and the Hill: Bowles conversation with Fulbright. No classification marking. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/5–2261.
377 Letter from Bowles to President Kennedy, May 23. President’s Hill appearance in support of new economic aid program. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/5–2361.
378 Personal memorandum from Bundy to Rusk, May 25. Organization of AID. No classification marking. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, AID, 1/61–12/61, Box 268.
379 Letter from Freeman to Rusk, May 25. Agriculture’s role in the new AID Agency. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/5–2561.
380 Telegram 5184 to Paris, May 27. Terms of U.S. assistance loans. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/5–2761.
381 Letter from Martin to McGovern, May 31. Proposal to exchange wheat and feed grains for imported foods. Attached is a copy of a May 9 memorandum from McGovern to Kennedy explaining proposal. No classification marking. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/5–961.
June 1961
382 Letter from Humphrey to Rusk, June 12. Garst’s Food for Peace ideas. No classification marking. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/6–1261.
383 Memorandum of conversation, June 14, among Stikker, Saint-Mleux, Kohler, and Finletter. Military aid programs. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 740.5–MSP/6–1461.
384 Memorandum from Bowles to Rusk, June 14. Improvement needed in administration of foreign policy. No classification marking. 7 pp. Yale University Library, Bowles Papers, Box 300, Folder 536.
385 Letter from Freeman to Bowles, June 30. Agriculture and the Food for Peace program. No classification marking. Attached is a June 29 letter from Freeman to Sorenson on Freeman’s remarks on Food for Peace program. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/6–3061.
July 1961
386 Memorandum from Rostow to U. Alexis Johnson, July 11. Request for embassy information on USG and host government allocation of military resources for local civil works/economic projects. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/8–561.
387 Letter from Rusk to Humphrey, July 22. Comments on Garst’s Food for Peace proposal. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/6–1261.
August 1961
388 Letter from Rusk to Freeman, August 3. USDA and the foreign aid program. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/5–2561.
389 Memorandum from U. Alexis Johnson to Rostow, August 5. Interim response for information on use of local military forces and equipment in civil works and economic projects. Secret. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 700.5–MSP/8–561.
390 Note from Pezzullo to May, August 21. No reply necessary to correspondence from Secretary Freeman to Mr. Bowles. No subject mentioned. No classification marking. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962.
September 1961
391 Note from Rusk to Bowles, September 1961. “Go ahead” guidance on coordinated approach to rural development. No classification marking. 7 pp. Two attachments provide background material. Yale University Library, Bowles Papers, Box 300, Folder 536.
392 Memorandum from Joseph S. Toner to Bell, September 20. Secretary Freeman’s proposals on administering the agricultural portion of foreign assistance. No classification marking. 3 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962.
October 1961
393 Letter from Tetro to Gardner, October 6. USDA and jurisdictional problems of multilateral economic aid. No classification marking. Attached is an October 18 reply from Gardner to Tetro. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 811.0000/10–661.
394 Letter from McGovern to Hamilton, October 7. Food for Peace: Off-shore food storage proposal/survey team. No classification marking. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Food for Peace, FY 1962.
395 “Current Economic Developments,” October 10. Economic Highlights of the First Session, 87th Congress. Official Use Only. 9 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 59, E/CBA/REP Files: FRC 72 A 6248, Current Economic Developments.
396 Memorandum from Battle to Bundy, October 28. Transmits for McGovern’s reaction a draft on the UN Food for Economic Development Program. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/10–2861.
November 1961
397 Memorandum from McGovern to Rusk, November 2. Multilateral food surplus programs and the UN system. Official Use Only. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962.
398 Letter from McGovern to Rusk, November 6. Congressional concern regarding loans and grants in PL–480 Title I agreements. No classification marking. 2 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962.
399 Memorandum from Hamilton to Rusk, November 17. Status report on outstanding requests for assistance. No classification marking. 4 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, State Department, FY 1962.
December 1961
400 Memorandum from Dungan to Hamilton, December 8. AID internal problems and possible resolution. No classification marking. 2 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, White House, FY 1962.
401 Steering Group Report Conclusions, December 12. MAP policy guidelines. Secret. 6 pp. Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, Guidelines for Military Aid Program.
402 Letter from McGovern to Freeman and Hamilton, December 20. Food for Peace and overseas school lunch program. No classification marking. 2 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Executive Secretary, FY 1962.
January 1962
403 Memorandum from Komer to President Kennedy, January 17. “Report on Long-Range MAP Guidelines.” Secret. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSC Meetings, No. 496, Box 313.
404 Memorandum from McGovern to Waters, January 22. Role and function of the White House Food for Peace Office. No classification marking. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962.
February 1962
405 Check points from Komer to Hamilton, February 1. Meeting on mix of military and other forms of aid. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, AID, 1/62–8/62, Box 268.
406 Memorandum from Ball to Hamilton, February 8. Terms of AID Development Loans. No classification marking. 5 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Development Financing, FY 1962.
April 1962
407 Memorandum from Hansen to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, April 3. Statement of State/AID Relationships. Administratively confidential. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Foreign Aid, General, 5/62–11/63, Box 373.
408 Unofficial Record of Discussion, April 5. “Development Loan Terms.” Official Use Only. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Development Financing, FY 1962.
May 1962
409 Memorandum from Komer to Coffin, May 2. AID draft on improving coordination of military and economic aid programs. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Foreign Aid, General, 5/62–11/63, Box 373.
June 1962
410 Memorandum of conversation, June 6, among Hamilton, Nitze, Coffin, Bundy, and Defense representatives. Military assistance program clearance procedures. No classification marking. 3 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Military Assistance, FY 1962.
July 1962
411 Memorandum from Saunders to Komer, July 5. Police Committee meeting readout. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Foreign Aid, General, 5/62–11/63, Box 373.
412 Memorandum from Cooper to Kaysen, July 13. Observations on Galbraith’s views on effect of aid on the balance of payments. Confidential. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, AID, Box 362.
413 Memorandum from Kaysen to G. Griffith Johnson, July 13. Transmits copy of a July 13 memo from Kaysen to Kennedy on Galbraith’s latest aid proposals. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, E Files: Lot 64 D 452, AID, General.
414 Memorandum from Dillon to President Kennedy, July 17. Observations on Galbraith’s proposals on aid and the balance of payments. Confidential. 1 p. Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Treasury, 7/62, Box 94E.
415 Memorandum from Coffin to the Special Group (CI), July 18. “AID Supported Counter-Insurgency Activities.” Secret. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, AID, 1962, Box 268.
416 Cedto 137 from Paris, July 31. Annual aid review. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 800.0000/7–3162.
August 1962
417 Letter from President Kennedy to Hamilton, August 7. AID’s role in launching the Police Assistance Program. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 177, Police Assistance Programs, Box 338.
October 1962
418 Memorandum from Coffin to Bundy, October 30. “Use of U.S. Military Engineers on A.I.D. Projects.” Confidential. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 150, Using U.S. Military Engineers as Contracting Agents on AID Projects.
November 1962
419 Memorandum from Moorman to AID Administrator, November 9. Discussion of Coffin’s October 30 memorandum on use of military engineers. Confidential. 3 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 67 A 1530, Chron Files, Nov. 9–19, 1962.
420 Cedto 505 from Paris, November 28. OECD Ministerial: Development Assistance. Official Use Only. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 374.800/11–2862.
421 Cedto 507 from Paris, November 28. OECD Ministerial: Trade and Aid. Official Use Only. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 374.800/11–2862.
December 1962
422 Memorandum from Taylor to Bundy, December 7. AID’s compliance report on police assistance programs. Confidential. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 177, Police Assistance Programs.
423 Memorandum from Forrestal to Bundy, December 10. Thoughts on AID’s handling of Police Assistance Program. Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meeting and Memoranda Series, NSAM 177, Police Assistance Programs.
February 1963
424 Memorandum from Kaplan to McGhee, February 11. “Geographic Distribution of Bilateral Economic Assistance by DAC Countries Other than the United States.” Official Use Only. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, AID 1.
425 Circular Airgram CA–241 to certain diplomatic missions, February 14. “Policy Guidelines for AID Administration in Countries Receiving Communist Bloc Aid.” Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, AID (US) 1.
March 1963
426 Memorandum from Forrestal to Bundy and Dungan, March 11. Comments on the Clay Committee Report. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Foreign Aid, Clay Committee, 3/11/63–9/27/63, Box 297.
427 Memorandum from Komer to Dungan, March 14. Comments on Blank Report on U.S. aid programs. Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Foreign Aid, Clay Report.
428 Memorandum from Forrestal to Kaysen, March 19. Comments on most recent draft of Clay Report. Secret. 1 p. Draft report not attached. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Foreign Aid, Clay Committee, Drafts of Report, Box 297.
April 1963
429 Memorandum from Reuter to Freeman, April 2. Positive impact of agricultural commodity sales under PL–480 on balance of payments. No classification marking. 10 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Balance of Payments, Cabinet Committee, 3/63–7/63.
430 Memorandum for Interdepartmental Committee of Undersecretaries on Foreign Economic Policy, April 3. Background material for April meeting. No classification marking. 4 pp. Department of State, E Files: Lot 64 D 452, ICFEP, 1963.
431 Circular airgram CA–11942 from Rusk to certain diplomatic missions, April 24. Bell’s responsibilities under Section 622(c) of Foreign Assistance Act. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, AID (US) 1.
August 1963
432 Memorandum from Bell to Wolf, August 22. Unhappiness with content of AID report to Special Group on Counter-Insurgency Activities. Secret. 1 p. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 67 A 1530, Special Group (CI).
433 Memorandum from Bell to Executive Secretary, Special Group (CI), August 22. “AID Progress Report on Counter-Insurgency Activities, January 1–August 1, 1963.” Secret. 2 pp. Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 67 A 1530, Special Group (CI).
434 Circular airgram CA–2258 to certain diplomatic missions, August 26. “Military Sales Policy.” Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, DEF 12–5 US.
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No. Document Description
February 1961
435 Memorandum from Martin to Jones, February 2. Export promotion: Congressional interest in a stronger Department of Commerce role. No classification marking. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 102.7/2–261.
436 Memorandum from Martin to Ball, February 10. “Export Promotion.” Two attachments provide background material. Official Use Only. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 400.11/2–1061.
April 1961
437 Ecbus 416 from Brussels, April 15. US-EEC Article XXIV:6 negotiations; impasse continues. Official Use Only. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/4–1461.
438 Aide-Mémoire, April 29. Démarche to EEC on rejection of U.S. agricultural package. No classification marking. Attached memo from Martin to Ball provides background information for Ball’s meeting with Belgian Ambassador. Official Use Only. 5 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/4–2961.
May 1961
439 Letter from Udall to Ball, May 1. Domestic lead-zinc industry relief and foreign policy considerations. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.004/5–161.
440 Circular telegram 1771 to certain diplomatic missions, May 10. Textiles: tentative U.S. approach. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/5–1061.
441 Memorandum from Palmer to Jones, May 11. U.S. trade promotion abroad. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 400.11/5–1161.
442 Memorandum of conversation, May 29, among Ball and his EEC counterparts. “Textile Problem.” Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1874A.
June 1961
443 Memorandum of conversation, June 19, between Ball and Nobuhiko Ushiba, Economic Affairs Bureau, Foreign Office, Japan. Discussion of textile problem. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 110.12BA/6–1961.
444 Letter from Hodges to Bowles, June 21. Establishment of a separate Foreign Commerce Corps. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/6–261.
445 Memorandum of conversation, June 21, between President Kennedy and Japanese Prime Minister Ikeda. “International Economic Groupings and US-Japan Economic Relationship.” Secret. 3 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1914.
446 Memorandum of conversation, June 21, between Rusk and Japanese Foreign Minister Kosaka. “Liberalization of Trade and Payments.” Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1914.
447 Memorandum of conversation, June 23–June 24, between Jacques and Feldman. “Textiles: Congressional Letters to the President.” Limited Official Use. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/6–2461.
October 1961
448 Memorandum from Schaetzel to Ball, October 6. Comments on Petersen’s trade legislation proposals. Confidential. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/10–661.
449 Memorandum from Kaysen to Petersen, October 7. Comments on Petersen’s trade legislation proposals. Confidential. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, Petersen Papers, Trade Policy Memorandum, Box 2.
450 Summary minutes of Interdepartmental Committee of Under Secretaries on Foreign Economic Policy, October 18. Discussion of Petersen proposals. Official Use Only. 6 pp. Department of State, E Files: Lot 65 D 68, ICFEP, Trade Proposal.
451 Memorandum from Ball to President Kennedy, October 23. Trade legislation: Ball’s counterproposal. Confidential. 15 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/10–461.
452 Memorandum from Petersen to President Kennedy, October 26. Transmits analysis of differences between Ball and Petersen approaches to foreign trade legislation. Confidential. 6 pp. Kennedy Library, Petersen Papers, Trade Legislation, 1/13/62–11/5/62.
November 1961
453 Despatch 416 from Tokyo, November 13. Record of first meeting of Joint U.S.-Japan Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs. Official Use Only. 25 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.9441/11–1361.
December 1961
454 Memorandum of conversation, December 2, between Rusk and Japanese Newsman Watanabe. Trade with Japan. Official Use Only. 2 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
455 Telegram 1470 to Tokyo, December 8. Strategy to blunt Japanese criticism of cotton textile equalization fee. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/12–861.
May 1962
456 Letter from Ball to U.S. Ambassadors, May 11. Establishment of Commercial Specialist Program within the Foreign Service. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 611.0041/5–1162.
July 1962
457 Minutes of Cabinet Textile Advisory Committee, July 18. Discussion of import restrictions. Attached is a June 27 letter from President Kennedy to Congressman Vinson on textile concerns. Confidential. 13 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 100.4/7–2762.
August 1962
458 Memorandum from Ball to President Kennedy, August 21. “Woolen Textile Problem.” Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/8–2162.
September 1962
459 Letter from Hodges to Ball, September 14. Conveys minutes of August 27 meeting of President’s Cabinet Textile Advisory Committee. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/9–1462.
460 Letter from Hodges to Feldman, September 19. Woolen import situation. No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, Feldman Papers, Wool, Box 26.
October 1962
461 Letter from Rusk to U.S. Ambassadors, October 19. Trade promotion efforts. No classification marking. 2 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 400.116/10–1962.
November 1962
462 Memorandum of conversation, November 27, between Herter and Schaetzel. “Trade Expansion Act.” Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/11–2762.
March 1963
463 Paper on “The Wool Textile Import Problem,” March 4. Commitments enumerated and current status of problem. No classification marking. Attached tables reflect amounts of raw wool and all-fiber import totals for years 1957–1962. Official Use Only. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Trade Policy, Trade Expansion, 10/62–3/15/63, Box 378.
464 Memorandum from Herter to President Kennedy, March 7. Background paper on wool textile problem for Kennedy’s meeting with Senator Pastore. No classification marking. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Trade Policy, Trade Expansion Act, 10/62–3/15/63, Box 378.
465 Paper prepared in White House for President Kennedy, March 7. Background information for meeting with Senator Pastore on wool textiles. 2 pp. No classification marking. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Trade Policy, Trade Expansion Act, 10/62–3/15/63, Box 378.
April 1963
466 Letter from Herter to President Kennedy, April 17. Transmits April 17 memorandum requesting decisions on upcoming tariff and trade negotiation matters. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, Memoranda to the President, USTR, Box 4.
467 Memorandum from Feldman to Herter, April 24. President’s decisions on Herter’s April 17 memorandum. Secret. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, Memoranda to the President (10), Box 4.
May 1963
468 Memorandum of conversation, May 1, between Ball and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Schaus. “EEC and Trade Negotiations.” Confidential. 5 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
469 Telegram 259 to Luxembourg, May 2. Readout of Schaus’ meeting with Ball on trade negotiations. Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FT 7 GATT.
470 Memorandum of conversation, May 3, among Herter and his EEC Counterparts. “Agricultural Problems in Forthcoming Trade Negotiations.” Confidential. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Trade Policy, Trade Expansion Act, 5/1/63–5/15/63, Box 379.
471 Memorandum of conversation, May 3, among Herter and his EEC Counterparts. Trade negotiation matters. Confidential. 10 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Trade Policy, Trade Expansion Act, 5/1/63–5/15/63, Box 379.
472 Circular Telegram 1903, May 7. EEC Discussions: Rey-Marjolin visit. Limited Official Use. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FT 7 GATT.
August 1963
473 Letter from Rusk to U.S. Ambassadors, August 2. Report summarizing Mission’s export promotion activities requested. No classification marking. 3 pp. Department of State, Central Files, FT 4 US/TEA.
474 Telegram 1080 to London, August 15. Approach to HMG on an international wool textile arrangement. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, INCO-WOOL UK.
475 Letter from eleven Congressmen to President Kennedy, August 21. Domestic wool textile industry deterioration. No classification marking. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, Congressional Relations, Box 8.
476 Memorandum from Roth to Bundy, August 28. Trade negotiations: policy issues and considerations. Limited Official Use. 7 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Trade, General, 8/63, Box 309.
October 1963
477 Memorandum from Feldman to President Kennedy, October 15. Wool trade and a multilateral agreement. No classification marking. 3 pp. Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Trade, General, 10/11/63–11/7/63, Box 309.
November 1963
478 Memorandum of conversation, November 29, Ball and John Chadwick, British Embassy. “Kennedy Round.” Confidential. 3 pp. Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.
December 1963
479 Telegram 2046 from Bonn, December 7. Poultry: German reaction to U.S. suspension of tariff concessions. Confidential. 6 pp. Department of State, Central Files, INCO-POULTRY US.
480 Draft paper by Auchincloss, December 10. Trade negotiation tactics. Confidential. 5 pp. Kennedy Library, Herter Papers, K. Auchincloss (5), Box 1.
481 Circular telegram 1053 to Bonn, December 11. Follow up to German reaction to tariff concession suspension. Confidential. 4 pp. Department of State, Central Files, INCO-POULTRY US.
482 Memorandum from Read to Bundy, December 20. Transmits undated memorandum on U.S. wool textile imports and restrictions on Japanese wool textiles exported to Italy and UK. Also attached is a November 14 letter from 12 Senators to Kennedy expressing concern over wool textile and apparel imports. No classification marking on Read memorandum. Attachments are unclassified. 7 pp. Department of State, Central Files, INCO-WOOL 17 US-JAPAN.