430. Memorandum for the Record0


  • Minutes of Meeting of the Special Group, 14 Sept. 1962


  • Mr. Bundy, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Nitze, General Lemnitzer, General Carter
  • The Attorney General was present for Item 1.
  • Colonel Steakley was present for Items 1 through 3.
  • Mr. FitzGerald was present for Items 4 and 5.

1. Reconnaissance, Cuba

Colonel Steakley outlined the capabilities for low-level coverage of certain targets in Cuba. It was noted that the Secretary of Defense does not wish this operation considered further until the results of Agency reconnaissance in the same area are available. Further consideration was thus deferred until next weekʼs meeting.

General Carter said that special efforts will be required to identify certain installations the nature of which is not clear at present.

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Colonel Steakley distributed charts for the monthly book,1 on supplementary ELINT coverage of Cuba, which has begun today. The Group had no objection to these missions.

It was agreed that the Joint Reconnaissance Center should keep an eye on all military flights in the Cuban area.

[Here follows discussion unrelated to Cuba.]

Thomas A. Parrott2
  1. Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, S.G. 60, September 27, 1962. Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by Parrott.
  2. Not found.
  3. Printed from a copy that indicates Parrott signed the original.