Tunisia


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56/1-3161. Confidential. Drafted by McBride; cleared by Witman, Easum, and Swank; and approved by McBride. Also sent to Tunis.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.11/3-1761. Confidential. Drafted by Root and Chase. The source text is attached to a memorandum from Secretary Rusk to President Kennedy noting that in view of the President's interest in Tunisia's economic problems and in the U.S. assistance program there, Rusk felt that Kennedy would wish to read the enclosed memorandum from Assistant Secretary Williams on the subject.


160. Telegram from the Department of State to the Embassy in Tunisia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.11/4-1861. Confidential; Priority. Drafted by Chase and Adams, cleared in substance by Tasca, and approved by Witman.


161. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Tunisia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751S.00/4-2461. Confidential; Priority. Drafted by Chase; cleared by Brown, Collopy, and Fredericks; and approved by Witman.


162. Background Paper Prepared in the Office of Northern African Affairs

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1853-1854. Confidential. Drafted by Chase and cleared by Williams, Root, and Valdes. This paper was part of the Briefing Book prepared for President Bourguiba's visit to Washington May 3-5, 1961.


163. Presidential Determination No. 61-26

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56/5-361. Secret.


164. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.72/5-1661. Confidential. Drafted by Chase, cleared by Brown and Manfull, and approved by Witman. Sent to Paris, Tunis, Rabat, Cairo, Ankara (Niact), and London.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/7-1461. Secret. Drafted by McClintic, cleared by Valdes, and approved by Witman. Also sent to Tunis and repeated to Rabat, Algiers, and USUN.


166. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Tasca) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 330/7-2061. Confidential. Drafted by McClintic.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 332.70G/7-2561. Confidential. Drafted by Pelcovits, cleared by Blue and Root, and approved by Cleveland. Passed to CINCEUR and to USUN and Tunis.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.00/8-361. Secret; Priority; Noforn. Drafted by McClintic; cleared by Fredericks, Witman, Cleveland, Grant, and Tyler; and approved by Rusk. Also sent to Tunis, Rabat, London, and USUN.


171. Telegram from Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/8-561. Secret; Niact. Repeated to Tunis and USUN.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/8-861. Secret.


173. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Schlesinger) to the Representative to the United Nations (Stevenson)

Source: Princeton University Library, Stevenson Papers, Embassy Files, Tunisia. No classification marking.


175. Letter From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Gilpatric) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56311/8-2861. Confidential.


176. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Tunisia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/8-2861. Confidential; Niact; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Witman; cleared by Tyler, Veliotes, Wallner, Fredericks, Ball, and Schlesinger; and approved by Johnson. Repeated to Paris and USUN.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/8-2661. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Brown; cleared by Tyler, Manfull, Wallner, Ball, Fredericks, and Smith (White House); and approved by Ball. Repeated to Tunis and USUN.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/9-2661. Confidential. No time of transmission appears on the source text. Repeated to Paris and Tunis.


179. Telegram From the Embassy in Benghazi, Libya to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 110.15-WI/10-2061. Confidential. Repeated to Tunis, Paris, and Khartoum for Williams.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/10-2861. Confidential. Drafted by Stackhouse, cleared by Imhof, and approved by Witman. Repeated to Tunis.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 772.56351/1-1062. Confidential. Drafted by Stackhouse, cleared by Imhof, and approved by Witman. Repeated to Tunis.


182. Memorandum From Harold H. Saunders of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Brubeck Series, North Africa. Confidential. Copies were sent to Dungan and Amory. A handwritten notation at the bottom of the source text, presumably by Kaysen, reads: “Agreed.”


183. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Tunisia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 773.11/10-1762. Confidential. Drafted by Stackhouse, cleared by Whitfield (DOD) and Ellis (AID), and approved by Witman.


184. Report Prepared by the Fourth Interdepartmental Survey Group for President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, Report for the President on Liberia and Tunisia. Secret. The source text comprises pp. VII-IX of the Summary. The report was transmitted to President Kennedy under cover of a memorandum from Secretary Rusk indicating that the report had been prepared by the Fourth Interdepartmental Survey Group sent to Liberia and Tunisia as part of the Department of State response to NSAM No. 173 of July 18, 1962, which had directed the Secretary of State “to initiate, in consultation with the Special Group (Counter-Insurgency) a program of field visits by senior interdepartmental teams.” (Ibid.) A February 4, 1963, letter from Rusk to Ambassador Russell explaining the mission of the survey group coming to Tunisia noted that the President had expressed a keen interest in assuring closer ties between country team planning and operations and the Washington agencies and departments which participated in U.S. programs in developing countries. (Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19 US-AFR)


185. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 1 FR-TUN. Confidential. Drafted by Stackhouse on July 18 and approved in S on July 25. The source text is the third of five memoranda of conversation of discussions between Secretary Rusk and Foreign Minister Slim on July 15. The other four memoranda of conversation are ibid., POL 10 PORT, POL 7 ETH, DEF 18-3 USSR, and AID (US) TUN.


186. Paper Prepared in the Bureau of African Affairs

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 2326. Confidential. Drafted by Stackhouse and cleared by Brown, Heffner (DOD), Hilliker, and Rives. Prepared for the 18th Session of the U.N. General Assembly.