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205. Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Vance) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1

SUBJECT

  • Memorandum for the President, by the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, re National Reconnaissance Program

I concur with the recommendations contained in the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board memorandum of May 2, 1964.2 Upon issuance of the Presidential directive recommended by the Board, and noted on page 7 of the Board's memorandum, I intend that the Board's “implementing recommendations” be promptly pursued; in particular, I will request the (S) Director of the National Reconnaissance Office to make the necessary detailed arrangements regarding the “implementing recommendations” 5. through 8. in accordance with recommendations 3. and 4. in the same paragraph.

Cyrus Vance
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Intelligence File, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Volume 2. Top Secret; [codeword not declassified]. Copies were sent to Clark M. Clifford, McCone, and the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
  2. Document 201.