267. Editorial Note

On August 3, Secretary McNamara called Secretary Rusk at 11:05 a.m. to say that the President thought it would be wise for them to brief Congressional leaders concerning the Maddox incident. McNamara had already made arrangements for the Secretaries to brief the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees at 3 p.m. and the Speaker of the House and selected Congressmen at 4. (Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations) No records of the briefings have been found.