335. National Security Action Memorandum No. 40


  • The Secretary of Defense


  • Purchases of Uranium from Foreign Countries

In the light of discussion at the National Security Council on February 1, 1961,1 the President requested the Secretary of Defense to consult with the Atomic Energy Commission about a review of the purchases of uranium from foreign countries. It is accordingly requested that this review be undertaken and that this office be informed whether, in fact, there is any hope of early savings of foreign exchange in this area.

McGeorge Bundy2
  1. Source: Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 4. Top Secret.
  2. NSC Action No. 2398-g, taken at the 475th meeting of the National Security Council on February 1, is scheduled for publication in volume VIII
  3. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.12