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66. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Cambodia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/2–2061. Confidential; Niact; Presidential Handling. Drafted by Askew and cleared in substance by Parsons and by Ralph A. Dungan of the White House.


68. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/5–361. Secret; Niact. Repeated to Bangkok, Saigon, and Vientiane.


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

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 64 A 2382, Cambodia 000.1–, 1961. Secret


70. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651H.51K/6–161. Secret; Priority. Repeated to Saigon, Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, and CINCPAC POLAD.


71. Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651H.51K/6–1561. Secret. Also sent to CINCPAC POLAD and repeated to Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, Vientiane, and London.


72. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Department of State, FE/SEA/Cambodia Files: Lot 65 D 55, 22.4 Sihanouk Visits, 1961–1962. Confidential. Drafted by Dexter and cleared by Cleveland, Anderson, Theodore J.C. Heavner of SEA, McConaughy, and Richard J. Gookin of the Under Secretary of State’s office. Sent to the White House under cover of a September 22 memorandum from Battle to Bundy.


73. Memorandum From the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Cambodia, 9/24/61–10/23/61. Secret.


74. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Cambodia, 9/24/61–10/23/61. Secret. Drafted by Steeves. The meeting was held in the Hotel Carlyle. President Kennedy was in New York to address the U.N. General Assembly. The text of the President’s speech is in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, pp. 618–626.


75. Memorandum From the Director of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/10–2661. Confidential. Sent to McGeorge Bundy at the White House with copies for Taylor, Schlesinger, Rostow, and others whom Bundy might think appropriate.


76. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson 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, Cambodia, 10/29/61–10/31/61. Top Secret.


77. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson 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, Cambodia, 11/1/61–11/7/61. Secret. Copies were sent to Rostow and Bromley Smith.


78. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson 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, Cambodia, 11/1/61–11/7/61. Secret. Bundy wrote “done” on this memorandum. A copy was sent to Rostow.


79. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson 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, Cambodia, 11/1/61–11/7/61. Secret. A copy was sent to Rostow. Bundy doodled extensively on this memorandum.


80. Telegram From the Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Cambodia (Scherrer) to the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Felt)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, Assistant to SecDef (Lansdale) Files: FRC 63 A 1803, Indochina. Secret; Routine; Noforn. Repeated to CHJUSMAAG Saigon and Bangkok and readdressed by CINCPAC on November 24 priority for JCS. Brigadier General E.C.D. Scherrer became the Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Cambodia in August 1961. He replaced Brigadier General Charles H. Chase.


81. Memorandum From the Secretary of Defense’s Assistant for Special Operations (Lansdale) to the Director for Intelligence, Joint Staff (Collins)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, Assistant to Sec Def (Lansdale) Files: FRC 63 A 1803, Indochina. Secret. A copy was sent to Admiral Heinz.


82. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/1–1962. Secret. Repeated to Saigon, Bangkok, Geneva, Vientiane, and CINCPAC POLAD.


83. Letter From the Ambassador to Cambodia (Trimble) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/3–562. Secret; Official–Informal.


84. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Cambodia

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/6–162. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Arzac and Wright on May 31; cleared by Koren, Cleveland, Cottrell, and Heavner of the Vietnam Task Force; sent for information to Ainsworth of EA; and approved by Rice. Also sent to Saigon and Bangkok and repeated to CINCPAC POLAD.


85. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651H.51K/6–562. Secret; Limit Distribution. Repeated to Bangkok, Saigon, CINCPAC POLAD, and Vientiane.


86. Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651H.51K/6–2262. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution. Repeated to Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Taipei, and CINCPAC.


87. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 67 A 4564, Cambodia 091.3 MAP. Secret.


88. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/8–1862. Secret; Limit Distribution. Repeated to Bangkok, Saigon, and Taipei.


89. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Thailand

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/8–2262. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Arzac; cleared in draft by Harriman and Rice and in substance by Anderson; and approved by Cleveland. Also sent priority to London, Paris, Ottawa, New Delhi, Saigon, Vientiane, and Rangoon and repeated to Phnom Penh, Moscow, Canberra, USUN, and Warsaw.


90. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/9–762. Secret; Priority. Repeated to Bangkok, Saigon, Vientiane, Paris, London, USUN, and CINCPAC POLAD. There is no time of transmission on the source text; the telegram was received on September 8 at 1:37 a.m.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.51H/9–1262. Confidential. Drafted by Koren and Arzac and cleared in draft by Chayes and by Joseph J. Sisco, Director of the Office of UN Political and Security Affairs, and U. Alexis Johnson. Johnson wrote the following note on the memorandum: “Mr. Secretary: This is not a very happy situation but I believe this formula is about the best that can be done. Alex.”


92. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 651H.51K/9–1362. Secret; Niact. Relayed to the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for McNamara and General Lemnitzer. Repeated priority to Bangkok, Saigon, London, Paris, Vientiane, CINCPAC POLAD, and USUN.


93. Paper Prepared by the President’s Military Representative (Taylor)

Source: National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Far East Trip, September 1962, T-022–69. Top Secret.


94. Memorandum From the Officer in Charge of Cambodian Affairs (Arzac) to the Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs (Koren)

Source: Department of State, FE/SEA/Cambodia Files: Lot 65 D 55, 1.4 Neutral Policy of Cambodia, Nov.-Dec. 1962. Secret.


95. Telegram From the Embassy in Cambodia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751H.00/11–2062. Confidential. Repeated to Bangkok, Saigon, London, Paris, New Delhi, CINCPAC POLAD, and Vientiane.

  1. Taylor was on the second to last day of his trip and was probably in Hawaii or en route there.