245. Editorial Note

On May 13, 1963, CIA Director McCone discussed with Secretary Rusk at some length Israel’s nuclear energy program and its prospects for producing nuclear weapons. According to McCone’s record of the meeting, [3 paragraphs of text not declassified] (Memorandum for the Record, May 14; Central Intelligence Agency, Job 80 D 01285A, DCI (McCone) Files, Memoranda for the Record)

On May 15, McCone met with President Kennedy and discussed Israel’s nuclear energy program. According to McCone’s notes, [1 paragraph of text not declassified].

McCone made the following note for action to be taken: [1 paragraph of text not declassified]. (Memorandum for the Record, May 17; ibid.)