15. Editorial Note

A White House memorandum of June 22, 1961, prepared for President Kennedy, was entitled “Current Organization of the White House and NSC For Dealing With International Matters.” The memorandum summarized efforts to date, indicating that “The President’s staff is at present about two-thirds of the way toward a sound and durable organization for his work in international affairs. Since January a number of steps have been taken, and in the same period the President’s concept of what he wants has developed somewhat. There is still unfinished business.” The memorandum is printed in full in Foreign Relations, 1961–1963, volume VIII, Document 31.