208. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson1

Mr. President:

It looks as though Kosygin may have contemplated on June 6 sending additional aircraft to Egypt—but he is obviously reluctant and trying to use a cease-fire to avoid that move.2

  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Middle East Crisis. Top Secret; [codeword not declassified].
  2. Rostow’s memorandum forwarded [text not declassified] report that [text not declassified] was working on sending aircraft as [text not declassified] had requested. [text not declassified] the Soviet Union would support the Security Council proposal for a cease-fire. [text not declassified] the Soviets were keeping a close watch on the movements of the U.S. and British forces and [text not declassified] U.S. and British aircraft had not taken part in the hostilities.