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41. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 690B.93/1–1261. Secret. Repeated to Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taipei.


42. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Republic of China

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/1–1461. Top Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lutkins and Martin, cleared by Parsons and in draft by Chapman, and approved by the Secretary. Repeated to Bangkok, Vientiane, and Rangoon.


43. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Parsons) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 790B.5–MSP/2–1061. Secret. Drafted by Cross and cleared by Anderson, Cleveland, and Steeves.


44. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/2–2061. Top Secret. Parsons sent the memorandum and enclosure to Rusk stating that both the Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Foy D. Kohler, and McGeorge Bundy informed him that the President wanted this paper.


45. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Burma

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.90B/2–2161. Confidential; Niact. Drafted by Cross and approved by Usher.


46. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Burma, Vol. I, 1/61–3/61. Confidential. In a March 7 covering note to McGeorge Bundy, Bromley Smith noted that the President’s letter to U Nu promised “close personal attention” of the President in resolving the Chinese irregular problem. Bundy wrote the following marginal comment: “Right—but for now I think we can count on DR [Dean Rusk] to keep his eye on this one.”


47. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 690B.93/3–3161. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Bangkok, Taipei, and CINCPAC.


48. Telegram From the Under Secretary of State (Bowles) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 110.12-BO/8–561. Top Secret; Priority; Eyes Only. Under Secretary Bowles was holding a series of regional meetings with U.S. Ambassadors around the world. According to a Department of State press release, the purpose of the meeting was to provide Bowles the opportunity to discuss the philosophy, broad objectives, and specific policies of the Kennedy administration and to consider techniques for improving the overall operation of U.S. missions abroad. Bowles was in Lagos July 26–28, Nicosia July 31–August 2, Rangoon August 4–5, and New Delhi August 7–9. (Department of State Bulletin, August 7, 1961, p. 246) Briefing papers for Bowles’ visit to Rangoon are in a memorandum from McConaughy to Bowles, July 21. (Department of State, FE/SEA/Burma Files: Lot 65 D 439, Briefing Papers, 1961)


49. Memorandum From the Director, Far East Region (Heinz) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense For International Security Affairs (Nitze)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A 3501, Burma 000.1–121, 1962. Confidential. Sent through William Bundy, who initialed.


50. Memorandum From the Director, Far East Region (Heinz) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Nitze)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A 3501, Burma 0001–121, 1962. Secret. Sent through William Bundy. A note on the source text indicates that Nitze saw it. An attached map showing border peoples and non-Burmese concentrations as of November 1961 as well as centers of dissident activity is not printed.


51. Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DCI/McCone Files. Secret. At the request of John McCone, this memorandum was sent to Maxwell Taylor, U. Alexis Johnson, Roswell Gilpatric, and Robert Kennedy.


52. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 790B.13/3–1962. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Bangkok and CINCPAC for POLAD.


53. Telegram From the Consulate General in Geneva to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 790B.13/7–1862. Confidential; Priority; Limit Distribution. Repeated priority to Rangoon, to London, Moscow, Phnom Penh, Saigon, Taipei, and Hong Kong.


54. Brief Prepared in the Defense Intelligence Agency

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A 3501, Burma 123.7–523, 1962. Secret. Sent to Secretary McNamara and Assistant Secretary Nitze under cover of a memorandum from Captain Paul L. Stahl, Acting Assistant Director for Processing, DIA.


55. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 32–1 INDIA-PAK. Secret. Drafted by David T. Schneider, Officer in Charge of India-Ceylon-Nepal Affairs, and Turner C. Cameron, Director of the Office of South Asian Affairs, and cleared by Donald L. Woolf of SEA; M. Gordon Knox, Deputy Director of the Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs; Harriman; Phillips Talbot, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; and William Bundy.


56. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Ball to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL BURMA. Secret. Drafted by Dexter and cleared by Koren.


57. Letter From the Ambassador to Burma (Everton) to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, PER Everton, John Scott. Confidential.


58. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 1 BURMA. Secret; Priority. Repeated to Bangkok, New Delhi, Saigon, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Manila, Hong Kong, CINCPAC, and Mandalay.


59. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Burma

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–2 US–BURMA. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Hannah and cleared by Henry A. Byroade who was appointed Ambassador to Burma on September 10, Heinz, John S. Thompson of INR/RFE, Carl F. Salans of L/FE, and the Program Coordination Staff of AID. Repeated to CINCPAC, New Delhi, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.


60. Memorandum From the Department of State Executive Secretary (Read) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19 US–BURMA. Confidential. Drafted by Dexter and cleared by Harriman, Hilsman, and Hannah.


61. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL BURMA. Confidential. Drafted by Kinney and approved in S on September 29. The meeting was held at the U.S. Mission.


62. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 1 BURMA-US. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution.


63. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 1 BURMA–US. Secret; Priority. Repeated to CINCPAC, Bangkok, New Delhi, and Hong Kong.


64. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman) to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Harriman)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 26 BURMA. Confidential. Drafted by Dexter and cleared by Hannah.


65. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 BURMA. Secret; Priority.