France


223. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Kohler) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651.00/1–2461. Secret. Drafted by Beigel, concurred by McBride, initialed by Kohler, and sent through Merchant who also initialed.


224. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 396.1/2–2861. Secret. Drafted by McBride and approved by S on March 17.


225. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/3–1061. Confidential; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Kohler and Glenn and approved by the White House on March 17. Chaban-Delmas visited the United States March 2–16, and in a memorandum to the President on February 16 Rusk had recommended that the President receive him. (Ibid., 033.5111/2–1661)


226. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. Official Use Only; Niact. For text of an April 24 message sent to de Gaulle on Algeria, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 315.


227. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/4–1861. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Owen; cleared with RA, S/AE, WE, Acheson, and Kohler; and approved by Rusk.


228. Talking Points

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 1895. Secret; Limit Distribution. No drafting information appears on the source text but like the scope paper, referred to below, it was probably drafted in the Department of State.


229. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, France. Top Secret.


230. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 1891. Secret. Drafted by McBride. A summary of this conversation was transmitted from Paris in Secto 9, June 2. (Ibid., CF 1892) The President visited Paris on his way to the summit meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna.


231. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings with the President. Secret. No drafting information appears on the source text. Printed in part in Declassified Documents, 1986, 2256.


232. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/7–261. Secret; Verbatim Text. Drafted by Beigel and cleared by Kohler and Tyler.


233. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/7–261. Secret; Verbatim Text.


234. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF1943. Secret. Drafted by Rusk who was in Paris August 4–9.


236. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651.00/11–661. Secret; Priority. Repeated to London, Bonn, Berlin, and Moscow.


237. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751.5/11–1461. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Beigel and Williams (S/AE) on November 22; cleared by Tyler, Owen, the President (through Bromley Smith), and the Department of Defense; and approved by Rusk.


238. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Kohler) to the Ambassador to France (Gavin)

[Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, France. Secret; Personal. 2 pages of source text not declassified.]


239. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 375/2–2162. Secret; Limit Distribution. In addition to this telegram, Gavin reported on his discussion of NATO in telegram 3972 ( Document 127), and of Algeria in telegram 3857, February 20. (Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/2–2062)


240. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/2–2862. Secret. Drafted and initialed by Tyler and approved by the White House on March 7. The meeting was held at the White House.


241. Telegram from the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/3–962. Secret; Limit Distribution.


242. Letter From the Ambassador to France (Gavin) to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/3–1262. Secret. The source text was attached to a letter from Gavin to Tyler, which stated that Gavin was enclosing it for Tyler’s information.


243. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5612/3–1462. Secret. Drafted by Fessenden; cleared by Tyler, Owen, Beigel, and Bundy (in substance); and approved and signed by Ball.


244. Summary of Discussion Between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 396.1/4–2862. Secret. No drafting information appears on the source text. The meeting was held at the White House. Regarding Macmillan’s visit to Washington, April 27–29, see Document 391.


245. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/5–462. Secret; Limit Distribution. Also sent to the other NATO capitals.


246. Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Rusk, at Athens

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/5–562. Secret; Priority; Eyes Only; No Distribution. Drafted and initialed by Ball.


247. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/5–662. Secret: Priority; No Other Distribution.


248. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/5–962. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Springsteen (U), cleared with Tyler and the White House, and approved by Ball.


249. Memorandum of Meeting

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, France. Top Secret. The meeting was held in the Cabinet Room. A memorandum of Malraux’ conversation with the President along these same lines on May 13 is in the Johnson Library, National Security Files, Aides Files, Bundy. A memorandum with Rusk the following day is in Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330.


250. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/5–1662. Secret.


251. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/5–1862. Top Secret; Priority. Drafted by Bundy and approved by Rusk.


252. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51/5–2862. Secret; Niact.