Portuguese Africa


347. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 753N.00/3-161. Confidential; Priority; Limited Distribution. Drafted by Sisco, cleared in substance by Kohler and Penfield and Dumont in draft, and approved by Cleveland. Repeated to Monrovia and Lisbon.


348. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Portugal

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 753N.00/4-2361. Secret. Drafted by Brown and Beigel on April 22; cleared by Fredericks, Collopy, and Kohler; and approved by Rusk.


349. Letter From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Angola, 1/61-6/61. Secret; Eyes Only.


350. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

Source: Department of State,INR/IL Historical Files. Top Secret; Limited Distribution. The source text is attached to a June 19 memorandum from Johnson to Rusk stating that he had discussed the Secretary’s June 18 memorandum on CIA support of Holden Roberto with Williams, who had said that he felt he had not yet been able to present the full AF point of view regarding this matter to Rusk and had asked for an opportunity to do so.


351. Memorandum From Samuel H. Belk of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Angola, 1/61-6/61. Secret.


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

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Angola, 8/61-12/61. Secret. The source text bears the following notation (presumably in Bundy’s hand): “Noted. Discussed with Pres.”


354. Memorandum From Samuel E. Belk of the National Security Council Staff to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Portugal, Security. Secret. The “From” line on the source text shows Rostow’s initials (WWR) crossed out and “S.B.,” pre-sumably Samuel Belk, inserted by hand. A question mark appears alongside in the margin. A memorandum from Belk to Dungan, January 9, 1962 ( Document 356), confirms that Belk wrote a memorandum to President Kennedy on Portuguese Africa in September 1961.


355. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Republic of the Congo

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 753N.00/10-561. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Wight on October 2; cleared by Vance, Wellborn, Brown, Brubeck, and Ferguson; and approved by Johnson. Repeated to Lisbon.


356. Memorandum From Samuel E. Belk of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant (Dungan)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Africa. Secret.


357. Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State for President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Portugal, General, 12/1/61-1/31/62. Confidential. No drafting information appears on the source text. An attached transmittal note from Battle to Kaysen reads: “As agreed in your conversation with Mr. Ball, attached is the proposed Department of State position on the Angola Resolution.” A handwritten notation on the note reads: “cleared cable 1/26/62. 6:30 pm”; see footnote 2 below.


358. Department of State Policy Directive

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Brubeck Series, Portuguese Africa. Secret. No drafting information appears on the source text. On March 2, the NSC Standing Group discussed and agreed in general with this Policy Directive. (Record of Actions; Department of State,S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, NSC Standing Group—March 2, 1962)


359. Memorandum From the Department of State Executive Secretary (Battle) to the Bureau of African Affairs and the Bureau of European Affairs

Source: Department of State, AF/AFC Files: Lot 65 D 189, Lisbon Talks. Secret. A copy was sent to the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.


360. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Williams) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 770.00/10-2362. Secret. Drafted by Mathews on October 19. Copies were sent to Ball, McGhee, and the Bureau of European Affairs.


361. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, President’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149. Confidential. Drafted by Tyler and approved in the White House on October 29.


362. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 753N.00/12-862. Confidential. Drafted by White; cleared by Stone, Fredericks, Sisco, and Buffum; and approved by Cleveland. Repeated to Lisbon and by pouch to Luanda and Lourenco Marques.


363. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between the Under Secretary of State (Ball) and the Portuguese Ambassador (Noguiero)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 10 PORT/UN. Unclassified. Drafted by Hartman and approved in U on April 5.


364. Memorandum From the Chief of the Africa Division, Central Intelligence Agency (Tweedy) to Director of Central Intelligence McCone

[Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DCI Files, Job 80 B 01285A. Secret. 2 pages of source text not declassified.]


365. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Republic of the Congo

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 17 US-AFR. Secret. Drafted by High, cleared by Starrs, and approved by Whitehouse. Repeated to Lisbon, USUN, Paris for Cleveland, and Luanda.


366. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 10 PORT/UN. Confidential. Drafted by Oakley and Sisco and cleared by Cleveland, Burdett, Meeker, Williams, and Kitchen.


367. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, Meetings with the President, 5/63-7/63. Secret. Drafted by Brubeck. The meeting was held at the White House.


368. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 10 PORT/UN. Confidential; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Cleveland and Sisco on July 18; cleared by Yost, Williams, Chayes, Burdett, McGeorge Bundy, and McKesson; and approved by Rusk. Repeated to Lisbon, London, Paris, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Manila, Accra, Rabat, Lagos, Taipei, Dar-es-Salaam, Pretoria, Leopoldville, Tunis, Monrovia, and Tananarive.


369. Memorandum From William H. Brubeck of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Brubeck Series, Portuguese Africa. Secret.


370. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Portugal, General. Secret. Drafted by Brubeck.


371. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Portugal, General. Secret. Drafted by Brubeck.


372. Research Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hughes) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Brubeck Series, Portuguese Africa. Secret; No Foreign Dissem; Controlled Dissem.


373. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL AFR-PORT. Confidential. Drafted by Meloy and approved by the White House on November 18 and in U on November 20. The conversation was held at the White House.