29. Editorial Note

Secretary of State Rusk, in a staff meeting on April 14, 1961, requested the Executive Secretary of the Department of State, Lucius D. Battle, to ask the Assistant Secretaries to submit brief papers on the long-range problems facing their respective bureaus. By May 5, nine bureaus had responded, and six others had not. (Note from Battle to Rusk, May 5; National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1960–63, 110.10/4–1961) The responses included a report from Deputy Under Secretary for Administration Roger W. Jones, dated April 22; from Assistant Secretary for Administration William J. Crockett, dated May 4; from Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Robert Tubby, dated May 5; from Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Foy D. Kohler, dated May 3; from Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Lewis [Page 53]Jones, dated April 19; from Acting Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs Wymberley DeR. Coerr, dated May 4; from Assistant Secretary for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams, dated May 4; and from the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Roger Hilsman, dated May 3. Battle transmitted the reports to Rusk under cover of his May 5 note.