5. National Security Action Memorandum No. 2771


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Director of Central Intelligence

Because we may have to be dealing with a continuing series of fast-moving foreign developments. I would like to have an early review of our procedures for anticipating foreign crises.

I am asking McGeorge Bundy to pull together for me any suggestions in this area which might be worthy of consideration.2

Lyndon B. Johnson 3
  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 1–1. Confidential.
  2. For the Department of State response, see Document 7. The Director of Central Intelligence’s response is Document 198. Secretary McNamara reviewed the Department of Defense’s crisis anticipation procedures in an April 15 memorandum to Bundy. (Johnson Library, National Security File, NSAMs, NSAM 277)
  3. Printed from a copy that indicates President Johnson signed the original.