178. Editorial Note

On June 7, 1967, President Johnson established a Special Committee of the National Security Council to coordinate United States policy in the Middle East in the wake of the Six-Day War, which began on June 5. The President named McGeorge Bundy, who took a leave of absence from the Ford Foundation, to be the committee’s Executive Secretary. The committee ended its formal work in mid-August. In a memorandum to the President, August 24, 1967, McGeorge Bundy recommended arrangements for continuing the work of the committee through the normal machinery of government. The files of the Special Committee are in the National Security File at the Johnson Library. Selected notes of committee meetings and memoranda of its decisions are printed in Foreign Relations, 1964–1968, volume XIX .