402. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) to the Presidentʼs Military Aide (Clifton)0
Ted: Here is some stuff that Secretary Gilpatric had prepared specially. The Joint Chiefs responded directly to a Presidential request as transmitted through Secretary Gilpatric.1 In my judgment, there is no urgency in showing the President this; however, he may ask for it, and I am accordingly sending it to you.
- Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 181, Cuba (B). Top Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only for General Clifton for the President. The attachments were apparently prepared for Gilpatric in DOD/ISA and responded to items numbered 1 and 6 in NSAM No. 181. (See Document 386.) The package also included a draft response, not printed, to item 5 in NSAM No. 181, which was redrafted with additional analysis by McGeorge Bundy and submitted to the President on August 31 in Document 401. A note attached to the source text indicates that President Kennedy saw the attached items.↩
- See Document 403.↩
- Top Secret.↩