38. Editorial Note

On August 14, 1961, George C. McGhee, Counselor of the Department of State and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council, circulated a draft paper entitled “Foreign Policy: Toward Clarity in Terms and Method,” for discussion at a Policy Planning Council meeting to be held on August 17 at 9:15 a.m. (Memorandum from McGhee to Rusk, Bowles, Ball, Roger W. Jones, U. Alexis Johnson, Battle, Chayes, Hilsman, and the Assistant Secretaries of eight Bureaus of the Department of State; Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subjects Series, Policy Planning 6/61–8/61)

The study was issued by the Policy Planning Council on September 11. (Ibid.) McGhee sent a copy to Bundy for his information on September 13, indicating in a covering note that the study had been discussed with the Secretary of State and the Bureau of the Budget. (Ibid.)