171. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson 1
Herewith the records in our minutes of meetings of the 303 Committee (and its predecessor group, 5412 Committee) which refer to CIA connection with support for youth and student groups. The first such reference is 25 February 1959; the last is 3 December 1964.2
Those present at the meetings are noted.
You should know that the basic work of the 303 Committee is to examine new programs; although, in the period I have been here, I have asked for reexamination of certain programs when current issues arose.
Clark Clifford’s committee may be more deeply engaged in studying the whole of the CIA program; although I am not sure about this.
- Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Intelligence File, 303 Committee, Box 2. Secret; Eyes Only.↩
- An attached February 23 memorandum from Bromley Smith to Secretary of Defense McNamara notes that the enclosed chronology “was referred to by the President at the luncheon meeting yesterday.” Smith was apparently referring to the weekly White House luncheon attended on February 22 by the President, Secretaries Rusk and McNamara, General Taylor, General Wheeler, Bromley Smith, and George Christian. (Ibid., President’s Daily Diary) In his memorandum Smith asked McNamara to return the chronology, which McNamara did along with Smith’s memorandum on which he wrote: “2/24 to Mr. Bromley Smith. Thanks, RMcN.”↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩
- See Document 58.↩
- Dated November 20, 1964; filed with December 3, 1964, minutes of 303 Committee. (Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files)↩