October 31, 1962

465. Memorandum Prepared for the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, October 31

The Crisis: USSR/Cuba. Top Secret. 8 pp. Kennedy Library, NSF, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Excom Meetings, vol. II, Meetings 6–11.

466. Notes from transcripts of JCS meetings, October 31

DIA briefing on latest photographs; State instructions for UN negotiations; reconnaissance flights over Cuba. Secret. 2 pp. DOD, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of Joint History.

467. NSC Executive Committee record of action, October 31

Inspection procedures; President’s press conference; draft instructions to UN Mission; reconnaissance missions; quarantine. Top Secret. 2 pp. Kennedy Library, NSF, Excom Meetings, Vol. II, Meetings 11–16.

468. Memorandum of conversation between Llewellyn Thompson and Zhukov, October 31

Summit meeting; Soviet Cuban policy; quarantine; verification measures; Indian-Chinese dispute; test ban treaty. Secret. 4 pp. Kennedy Library, NSF, Countries Series, Cuba, General, vol. IV(B).

469. Circular telegram 807, October 31

U Thant discussions with Castro re verification measures. Confidential. 2 pp. DOS, CF, 737.56361/10–3162.

470. Memorandum from Stevenson to McCloy, Ball, and Gilpatric, October 31

Next steps in Cuban crisis. Confidential. 2 pp. DOS, S/S Files: Lot 65 D 438, UN—Cuba.

471. Telegram 1153 to USUN, October 31

Instructions for New York negotiations on Cuba. Secret. 4 pp. Department of Defense, OSD, Historical Office, Secretary of Defense, Cable Files, Cuba, Oct 25–31, 1962.

472. Memorandum prepared by McCone, October 31

A history of Soviet MRBMs in Cuba with a September 11 attachment entitled “Recent Soviet Military Activities in Cuba.” Top Secret. 11 pp. CIA, DCI (McCone) Files: Job 80–B01258A, DCI Memos for the Record, 24 September–31 December 1962.

473. NSC Executive Committee record of action, October 31

U Thant-Castro talks; aerial surveillance; quarantine; USIA broadcasts to Cuba; discussions with Russian officials. Top Secret. 1 p. Kennedy Library, NSF, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Excom Meetings, Vol, II, Meetings 11–16.

474. Memorandum of meeting of NSC Executive Committee, October 31

Report of photographic evidence of movement of missiles in Cuba; discussion in New York. Top Secret. 1 p. CIA, DCI (McCone) Files: Job 80–B01258A, DCI Meetings with the President, 1 July–31 December 1962.