Korea


1. Telegram from the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 15 KOR S-US. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC for POLAD.


2. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Korea, Memos, Vol. I. Secret. An L on the memorandum indicates that the President saw it.


3. Airgram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 1 KOREA S-US. Secret. Drafted by Fleck; cleared by Doherty and Rosa; and approved by Habib. Repeated to Tokyo and CINCPAC for POLAD.


4. Airgram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 1 KOR S-US. Secret. Drafted by Habib and Fleck; cleared in draft by Rosa, Doherty, and Killen; and approved by Habib. Repeated to CINCPAC, CINCPAC for POLAD, and Tokyo.


6. Telegram From the Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, Korea (Howze) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Taylor)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Korea, Cables, Vol. I. Top Secret; Flash. Repeated to CINCPAC, CIA, Department of State, which is the source text, and the White House.


7. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Korea, Memos, Vol. I. Secret.


8. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Korea, Memos, Vol. I. Secret.


9. National Security Action Memorandum No. 298

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Files of Robert W. Komer, Korea, December 1963 to March 1966 [2 of 2]. Secret. Copies were sent to McCone, McGeorge Bundy, Komer, Bator, and Charles Johnson.


10. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 7 KOR S. Secret; Priority; Limdis; No Distribution Outside Department.


12. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Korea, Memos, Vol. I. Secret.


13. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 23–8 KOR S. Confidential; Immediate; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC for POLAD, and Tokyo and passed to the White House.


14. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 23–8 KOR S. Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC for POLAD and Tokyo and passed to the White House.


15. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 23–8 KOR S. Secret; Immediate;Limdis. Repeated to Tokyo,CINCPAC, and USUN; passed to the White House,OSD, JCS, and CIA.


17. Draft Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, National Security Action Memoranda, NSAM 298. Secret. U. Alexis Johnson sent McGeorge Bundy a copy of the draft memorandum and the draft study written in reply to NSAM 298, noting that the drafts had not been approved by Rusk or McNamara. (Memorandum from Johnson to Bundy, June 12; ibid.)


18. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 15–1 KOR S. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Tokyo and CINCPAC for POLAD.


19. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 27–14 KOR/UN. Secret. Attached to an October 1 letter from Green to Henry S. Rowen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and to an August 21 letter from Rowen to William Bundy.


21. Letter From the Ambassador to Korea (Brown) to the Assistant Secreatary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 15–3 KOR S-US. Confidential; Official-Informal. At the top of this document Bundy added a handwritten notation to Green: “MG—for your use. I gather Bob [Fearey] hopes to pull this together. WPB.”


22. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/OASD/ISA Files: FRC 68 A 4023, 381 Korea. Top Secret.


23. Letter From the Ambassador to Korea (Brown) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 7 KOR S. Confidential; Official-Informal.


25. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Barnett) to the Chief of the Military Assistance Division of the Agency for International Development (Black)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 19 US–KOR S. Secret.


26. Airgram A–232 From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

[Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 1 KOR S. Secret; Limited Distribution. 4 pages of source text not declassified.]


28. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 19–3 KOR S-VIET S. Secret. This memorandum along with another recording Brown's conversation with Pak concerning the MAP transfer program were transmitted in airgram A–296 from Seoul, December 21. The meeting was held at the Blue House.


29. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 30 KOR S. Secret; Limdis.


30. Telegram From the Embassy in Korea to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 19–2 KOR S-VIET S. Confidential; Immediate. Repeated to Saigon for COMUSMACV, Department of Defense, and CINCPAC for POLAD and passed to the White House.