275. Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)1
TELEPHONE CALL FROM SECRETARY McNAMARA
M said there was a cable [at] 9:362 our time reporting 3 unidentified boats and 3 unidentified aircraft approaching the destroyers; they had just had a phone call from Sharp that the destroyer reported under torpedo attack. M had told the President we were working out retaliatory measures. M asked if Sec could come over as they had all the charts etc. Sec said he would be there in about 10 minutes.