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396. Memorandum From Kenneth P. Landon of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 1/61–6/61. Secret.


397. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 1/61–5/61. No classification marking.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/3–2161. Top Secret; Niact. Drafted by Parsons and Askew; cleared in draft by OSD and JCS and Usher, Bohlen, and Czyak of L/FE; and approved by Rusk. Repeated priority to CINCPAC for POLAD and Vientiane.


399. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5/4–361. Top Secret. Drafted by Johnson.


400. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.92/4–661. Secret. Drafted by Young and approved in the White House on April 13. Young was appointed Ambassador to Thailand on March 29, and presented his credential on June 22.


401. Summary of Letter From Prime Minister Sarit to Director of Central Intelligence Dulles

[Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.13/5–161. Secret. 7 pages of source text not declassified. The source text is an extract from a message from Bangkok sent to Secretary Rusk under cover of an April 14 memorandum from Allen Dulles.]


402. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 1/61–5/61. Secret. The Department of State copy indicates that Askew drafted the memorandum and the enclosed letters. (Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/4–1761)


404. Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Gilpatric) to the Secretary of Defense’s Assistant for Special Operations (Lansdale)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, Lansdale Files: FRC 63 A 1803, Thailand. Top Secret.


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

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/A Miscellaneous Sensitive Files: FRC 71 A 6489, Laos 381 (Sensitive), April-May 1961. Top Secret.


406. Telegram From the Department of State to the Consulate in Hong Kong

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.1100–JO/5–1461. Secret; Priority; CODELJohnson. Drafted and approved by U. Alexis Johnson. Repeated priority to Geneva for the Secretary and to Bangkok for Johnson.


407. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Johnson) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 1/61–5/61. Secret.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.11–JO/5–1961. Top Secret; Priority. Repeated niact to Karachi, priority to Geneva, priority to CINCPAC, and to CINCPACPOLAD.


409. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.1100–JO/5–2061. Top Secret; Niact. Repeated priority to the Department of State as telegram 2099 and to CINCPAC and CINCPACPOLAD. The source text is the Department of State copy. Johnson was in Athens returning from his visit to Karachi. Regarding the Vice President’s report to the President on his trip, see Document 4.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.00/5–2761. Secret; Priority. Repeated priority to CINCPAC for POLAD.


411. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 6/61–7/61. Secret.


412. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 6/61–7/61. Secret.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/7–861. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Swezey and Cleveland; cleared by officials in FE, ICA, DOD/ISA, and USIA and by the Deputy Coordinator for Foreign Assistance; and approved by U. Alexis Johnson. Repeated to CINCPAC. On June 30, Rostow sent this telegram and a copy of Robert Johnson’s analysis and critique of the Young report (Document 412) to President Kennedy. (Memorandum from Rostow to Kennedy; Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. II, 6/61–7/61)


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

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Regional Security Series, Southeast Asia, Rostow Report, 2nd Try. Top Secret. This memorandum is a revised version of one that Rostow had sent the President on July 21, which the President had rejected as “too difficult to read.” (Ibid.) Portions of the July 21 version are printed in vol. XXIV, pp. 307309.


417. Memorandum From Robert H. Johnson of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Rostow)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Thailand, Vol. I, 8/61–9/61 Secret.


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

Source: Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Countries, Thailand Security. Top Secret.


419. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Drafted by Steeves and approved in S on October 10. The time of the meeting is taken from the Secretary’s Appointment Book. (Johnson Library) After the meeting, Rusk and Thanat retired for lunch on the 8th floor of the Department of State.


420. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.9211/10–1661. Secret. Drafted by McConaughy and approved by the White House on October 19. The meeting was held in the White House.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/11–761. Secret. Repeated to CINCPACPOLAD.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/1–762. Secret; Niact. Drafted by Masters; cleared by Cleveland, Cross, Rice, and U. Alexis Johnson; and approved by Harriman. Repeated priority to the Geneva FECON and to CINCPAC/POLAD.


423. Memorandum From the President’s Military Representative’s Naval Aide (Bagley) to the Military Representative (Taylor)

Source: National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Thailand (#1) 12, T-029-69. Secret.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/1-2162. Secret; Niact. Drafted by Cleveland and Masters; cleared in draft by Harriman, Chayes, and Cross and by Rice, Peters, and McGhee; and approved by U. Alexis Johnson. Discussed in substance with the President. Repeated to Geneva FECON, to Vientiane, London, Paris, Saigon, and CINCPAC POLA.