197. Memorandum From the Assistant to the Deputy Director (Plans) for Covert Action (Barnes) to Director of Central Intelligence Dulles 0
Washington, May 3, 1961.
- Cuban Paper
- Attached is a copy of the paper which Dick Bissell sent over to Dick Goodwin of the White House Staff, who was acting as the central drafting point on the Cuban NSC paper being prepared by Paul Nitzeʼs working committee. The attached paper is not to be made a part of the NSC paper nor is a military planning paper1 for Cuba. Presumably, both the attached and the military planning paper will be available for perusal by selected individuals.
- You may quite properly feel that the attached is a rather brief statement but the reason for it is that Messrs. Nitze and Goodwin have had sessions both with Cuban leaders (i.e. Miro, Varona and Ray) as well as with Dick Bissell and myself so that they are pretty well informed on the possibilities. Consequently, a detailed paper did not seem necessary.
C. Tracy Barnes 2