Foreign Assistance Policy


84. Report Prepared by the Policy Planning Council

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 740.5-MSP/1-1961. Secret. Drafted by William O. Webb (S/P) on January 19. Forwarded to Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Raymond A. Hare under cover of a January 19 memorandum from George A. Morgan, which is attached to the source text. Morgan indicated in his memorandum that, following Hare's oral request, the Policy Planning Council “has for some months been analyzing the problem of the effectiveness and optimum goals of US external military aid policies and programs,” and this paper represented its general conclusions.


85. Memorandum From Manning H. Williams of the Operations Coordinating Board to the Executive Officer of theOperations Coordinating Board (Smith)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Departments and Agencies Series, Food for Peace. No classification marking. Attached to the source text is a newspaper clipping from The New York Times, January 25, 1961, summarizing a task force report, chaired by Murray D. Lincoln, President of Cooperative for American Remittance Everywhere, Inc. (CARE), which recommended among other things discarding the concept of “surplus disposal” legislation in favor of increased funding for 5-year contracts with foreign nations wanting U.S. farm products. This report is also summarized in Department of State Bulletin, February 13, 1961, p. 217.


87. Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of State Rusk, Secretary of Agriculture Freeman, and the Director of the Office of Food for Peace (McGovern)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.03/2-161. No classification marking.


89. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Martin) to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.0040/2-761. Confidential. Forwarded to Ball through the Executive Secretariat. A handwritten notation on the source text reads: “Seen in B.”


90. Memorandum From the Deputy Coordinator for Mutual Security (Bell) to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.0040/2-861. Confidential.


91. National Security Action Memorandum No. 22

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM No. 22. No classification marking.


92. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.0000/2-2361. Confidential. Drafted by Fessenden.


93. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5-MSP/2-2561. Secret. Drafted by James M. Wilson, Jr. (B/FAC) and Seymour Weiss (B/FAC) on March 1.


94. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, President's Office Files, Staff Memoranda, Rostow. Secret.


95. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5-MSP/3-1061. No classification marking. A March 6 draft, attached to the source text, is identical to the text printed here, except for the first paragraph that makes no mention of the upcoming Monday meeting. In the margins of the March 6 draft are the following handwritten comments: “Hand carried to Pres. by Sec 3/6/61” and “Revised & sent 3/10 to W[hite] H[ouse]”.


96. Letter From Secretary of State Rusk to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5-MSP/3-1561. Secret. Drafted by Weiss and retyped in B/FAC on March 14.


97. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation, Lot 65 D 330. Confidential. Drafted by Lucius D. Battle (S/S) on March 17.


98. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic Missions

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 398.00-LO/3-1761. Official Use Only. Drafted by James C. Lobenstine (E/OFD/ED); cleared (all in draft) by Myer Rashish and Bator (B), Edwin M. Martin (E), Foy D. Kohler (EUR), John C. Renner (EUR/RA), Isaiah Frank (E/OFD), Jacob J. Kaplan (B/FAC), Walter J. Stoessel, Jr. (S/S), and Griffin and Hooker (Treasury); and approved by Ball. Transmitted to Bonn, Brussels (pass BUSEC), The Hague, Lisbon, London, Ottawa, Paris (pass USRO), Rome, Bern, Dublin, Madrid, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vienna.


101. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 398.00-LO/3-2861. Confidential. Repeated to the OEEC mission in Paris, Reykjavik, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Athens, Ankara, Madrid, Vienna, and Bern. A typewritten note on a draft copy indicates that the telegram was repeated to the DAG capitals. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1821)


102. Airgram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 398.00-LO/3-3061. Official Use Only. Repeated to Reykjavik, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Athens, Ankara, Madrid, Vienna, Bern, the other DAG capitals, USRO in Paris, and USEC in Brussels.


104. Memorandum of Conversation Between President Kennedy and Foreign Minister von Brentano

Source: Department of State, Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149, January-April 1961. Confidential. No drafting information appears on the source text. Approved in B on April 24, in S on April 25, and at the White House on May 11. The meeting was held at the White House.


105. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (Coombs) to the Under Secretary of State (Bowles)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.0000/5-561. Personal and Confidential. The source text is initialed “PHC per LL,” presumably Lillian Lovitz (CU). A typewritten note at the end of the source text reads: “Dictated but not signed by Mr. Coombs.”


106. Letter From Secretary of Agriculture Freeman to the Under Secretary of State (Bowles)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962. No classification marking.


107. Memorandum From the Director of the International Cooperation Administration (Labouisse) to President Kennedy

Source: Washington National Records Center,RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962. No classification marking.


109. Report Prepared by Charles Burton Marshall

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5-MSP/5-2361. Secret. Attached to the source text is a May 23 memorandum from Marshall to Secretary Rusk, which indicated that the report was completed on May 17 and recommended that it be discussed “in a meeting similar to the one of February 25 which gave rise to it.”


110. Letter From the Under Secretary of State (Bowles) to Secretary of Agriculture Freeman

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 811.00/5-1961. No classification marking. Drafted by Alice May (ICA/EXSEC) on May 17 and redrafted in ICA/D on May 18 and cleared by Labouisse. Attached to another copy is a May 19 memorandum from Labouisse to Bowles, urging Bowles to sign the letter the same day if possible. He argued, “In view of his [Freeman's] memorandum to the President of May 5 and the likelihood that the President may make some decision on this matter within the next few days, I feel it is most important to have the Department's views on record as soon as possible.” (Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962)


111. Letter From Secretary of Agriculture Freeman to the Under Secretary of State (Bowles)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 286, AID Administrator Files: FRC 65 A 481, Agriculture, FY 1962. No classification marking.


112. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Top Secret. Drafted by Weiss on May 31. Not submitted to the Secretary for approval but cleared by S/S on June 2.