39. Memorandum From President Kennedy to Secretary of State Rusk1
Washington, August 16, 1961.
I would appreciate it if you would prepare a memorandum on the present assignment of responsibility within the Department of State. We discussed this at breakfast this morning, but I think if we could get it down on paper all concerned on the White House staff, as well as the State Department, would have a better idea of how they should conduct their responsibilities.
- Source: Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, JFK Memos to Departments and Agencies-State. No classification marking.↩