Water for Peace


131. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, 6/1/64–2/9/65, Vols. 5–8. Secret.


132. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for Science and Technology (Hornig) to President Johnson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 359, Office of Science and Technology,OST Administrative History, Volume II—Documentary Supplement, Box 5, E—Water Resources. No classification marking.


133. Memorandum for the Record

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 359, Office of Science and Technology, OST Administrative History, Volume II-Documentary Supplement, E—Water Resources, Box 5. No classification marking.


134. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, SCI Files: Lot 71 D 483. Unclassified. Drafted by Pollack and cleared by Jernegan.


136. Letter From Secretary of State Rusk to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (Seaborg)

Source: Department of Energy, Archives, Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, Secretariat Files, RD–1 Desalination Program. No classification marking. According to a December 10 memorandum from Pollack to Komer, Rusk sent an identical letter to the Department of the Interior and letters excluding the second paragraph to AID, Bureau of the Budget, and OST. (Department of State, SCI Files: Lot 67 D 132) The State Department position on this issue is discussed in a memorandum from Kretzmann to Llewellyn Thompson plus enclosures, October 28, ibid.: Lot 78 D 483.


137. Information Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Office of International Scientific Affairs (Pollack) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State,SCI Files: Lot 71 D 483. Limited Official Use. Drafted by William C. Salmon (SCI). Copies were sent to George Ball, Thomas Mann, Llewellyn Thompson, and William Crockett.


138. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Johnson) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Charles E. Johnson Files, Nuclear Desalting of Water (Nuclear Power), 3 of 3. Confidential.


139. Information Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Office of International Scientific and Technological Affairs (Joyce) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State,SCI Files: Lot 68 D 152. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Joseph Rosa (SCI), William Salmon (SCI), and Pollack; and cleared by Richard Cooper (E) and John Wilkes (AID). Copies were sent to Ball, Mann, and Thompson.


140. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for Science and Technology (Hornig) to the President's Special Assistant (Valenti)

Source: Johnson Library, White House Central Files, FO 7/1–FO 7/5, Box 53. No classification marking.


141. 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, Subject File, International Atomic Energy Agency. Confidential. Copies were sent to Schultze, Hornig, Rowen, and Charles Johnson.


142. Memorandum From Charles E. Johnson of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Desalting Projects, Vol. 1. No classification marking. Copies were sent to Komer and Keeny.


143. Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of the Budget (Schultze) to the President's Special Assistant (Valenti)

Source: Johnson Library, White House Central Files, Confidential Files, FO 7/1–FO 7/5. Confidential. The handwritten phrase “Keep where can get fast” is at the top of the document.


144. Information Memorandum From the Director of the Office of International Scientific Affairs (Pollack) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State,SCI Files: Lot 68 D 152. Unclassified. Drafted by Salmon. Copies were sent to Ball, Mann, Thompson, and Sisco (IO).


146. Letter From Jerome Wiesner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Charles E. Johnson Files, Nuclear Desalting of Water (Nuclear Power), 1 of 3. No classification marking. Wiesner was Kennedy's Science Adviser.


147. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Desalting Projects, Vol. I. Secret.


148. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Desalting Projects, Vol. 1. Secret.


150. Action Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Office of International Scientific Affairs (Pollack) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State,SCI Files: Lot 68 D 383. No classification marking. Drafted by Lightner (SCI) and Pollack and cleared by Kotschnig (IO). Also sent to U. Alexis Johnson.


152. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Desalting Projects, Vol. I. Secret.


153. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk and Secretary of the Interior Udall to President Johnson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Central Files, 1964–66, E 11. No classification marking.


154. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for Science and Technology (Hornig) to the President's Special Assistant (Califano)

Source: Johnson Library, Papers of Donald Hornig, Box 4. No classification marking.


155. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Desalting Projects, Vol. I. No classification marking.


156. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for Science and Technology (Hornig) to the President's Special Assistant (Rostow)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Water for Peace (2 of 2). No classification marking. Copies were sent to Cater and Califano. An October 15 covering memorandum from Rostow to the President reads: “I think Don Hornig is right. If you can possibly persuade the Speaker to reverse his judgment when you see him today you will be saved a quite substantial international embarrassment.”


158. Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Office of International Scientific Affairs (Pollack) to the Ambassador to the Soviet Union (Thompson)

Source: Department of State,SCI Files: Lot 68 D 383. No classification marking. Drafted by Nelson Sievering, Jr. (SCI)


159. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Subject File, Water for Peace, Vol. 1. No classification marking. A covering memorandum from Rostow to the President reports the concurrence of Rusk, Udall, Hornig, and Schultze, and recommends signature. Johnson checked the “approved” line on Rostow's memorandum and wrote “Who do we get to run this?” next to it.