327. Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of Defense McNamara0

Are we keeping our Cuban contingency invasion plans up to date? I notice that there have been a number of new judgments on the amount of equipment that the Cubans have. I thought last October the number of troops we planned to have available was rather limited and the success of the operation was dependent upon, in large measure, our two airborne divisions getting in and controlling the two airfields. It seems to me that we should strengthen our contingency plans on this operation.

John Kennedy
  1. Source: Washington National Records Center, OASD (C) A Files:FRC 71 A 2896, Cuba 381, Feb thru April 1963. Secret; Eyes Only.