29. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
- Tanks for Israel
Mike Feldman and I have talked further about tanks for Israel and we agree that the best way to put it up to you at this stage is by sending you two memoranda—Mike’s is at Tab A and mine is at B.
Since Mike agrees with my Tab B, you can expedite this by giving a signal of approval—and keep Mike’s longer memo for leisure reading. The consequence of such approval would be that we would not decide on tanks before June.
Tab B Approved2
Speak to me
- Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, National Security Action Memorandums, NSAM 290. No classification marking. An attached brief memorandum from Bundy to Feldman proposed combining their papers on the tank issue. Feldman agreed in a handwritten note on Bundy’s memorandum.↩
- Johnson checked and initialed this option. A notation in Bundy’s handwriting requested Komer to draft a comprehensive NSAM to carry out the decision.↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩