29. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)0


I may be all wet but I see Moroccan/Algerian truce being patched up again. Mali and Ethiop observers should be on scene shortly, and we know Selassie and Keita have been weighing in heavily. Their pressure, plus clarification as to who is shooting most, should operate to damp affair down.

We continue low-key needling of all parties. We’re going out to UAR again about Cubans and also cautioning UAR about over-commitment. Other than this, we’re inclined to lie low.

Yazid has been told to seek session with JFK. We’re stalling till we find out if Moroccan coming; I think latter should get in first, if so.

Hard to sort out who’s firing at whom, but Figuig seems still in Moroccan hands. Most fascinating question is whether Boumedienne at the front is taking orders from Algiers.

  1. Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Morocco, 11/63. Secret.