331. Memorandum for the Record0
General Lansdale reported on
the activities as per the attached report.1
McCone expressed dissatisfaction
with progress; stated nothing had been accomplished in putting Cubans in
the Army for training and that no actions had been taken on matters
decided two weeks ago. (In other words, I was very disagreeable.)
McCone finally recommended
more action; acceptance of attribution if necessary; establishment of
training facilities; training of guerrillas and a more dynamic effort in
the infiltration of both agents and guerrillas.
Action: A meeting should be arranged between McCone, Lansdale, and Harvey, immediately upon Harveyʼs return.
- The Attorney General requested copies of the Daily Reports on the Opa Laka interrogation. General Taylor instructed Lansdale to prepare a summary of the reports, paying particular attention to specific [Page 801] items of information on complaints which were recurring in successive interviews.
- General Taylor requested that Mr. Harvey attend the next meeting and report on agent activities.
- General Taylor suggested that McCone review the memorandum summarizing “Communist Indoctrination of Latin America”2 with the President at the earliest opportunity.
NPIC made a most interesting
presentation of the last Corona flight.
Action: McCone agreed to arrange briefing for the President at the earliest convenient time; also briefing for Macmillan when he is here, at a convenient time.
- Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DCI Files: Job 91-00741R, Box 1, Mongoose Papers. Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by McCone. The memorandum apparently records a meeting of the Special Group (Augmented).↩
- Not found attached. An apparent reference to Document 328.↩
- Not found.↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩