102-a38-3

Date: 
Jul 30, 1963
Participants: 
President John F. Kennedy, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant Lawrence O'Brien
Topic/s: 
EUROPE, TREASURY MATTERS BEFORE CONGRESS, KOREA
Listen: 


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JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY PRESIDENTIAL RECORDING LOG
TAPE NO. 102/A38: NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY SIGNING; PORTUGUESE AFRICA; EUROPE, TREASURY MATTERS BEFORE CONGRESS, KOREA; USSR AND NON-AGGRESSION PACT; NSC MEETING ON COMMUNIST CHINESE
Released 7/1997
7/29/63, 7/30/63, 7/31/63 188 minutes Tape Quality: Average Status: Declassified in Part: 1 excision totaling 7 minutes and 4 seconds of sound recording have been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Signing: This 7/29/63 meeting discusses plans for the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, letters to congressmen supporting the treaty, and General DeGaulle’s speech and position on treaty. 7/30/63, Portuguese Africa: This 7/30/63 meeting discusses the UN resolution on Portuguese Africa, position of and responses from various countries, language of the resolution, and the UN Security Council. Band music obscures some conversation. Europe, Treasury Matters before Congress, Korea: This 7/30/63 meeting discusses American troop movements and exercises in Europe, personnel appointments, aircraft contract and Douglas Aircraft, NATO, German-French relations, and US weapons and equipment in Europe. Secretary Dillon’s testimony before Congress onTreasury matters is discussed. Additional subjects include German military programs; recent fighting in Korean DMZ with casualties and possible US response; consultation with Allies regarding Laos, Geneva accords, nature of US aid, future plans, and Communist actions; discussion of US bases in Azores; and a briefing for Adlai Stevenson. USSR and Non-aggression Pact: The 7/31/63 discussion on USSR and Chinese Communists, report on Harriman’s mission to Moscow, Eastern Europe and USSR, non-aggression pact, stability on West Berlin, German unification, Cuba, Laos. 7/31/63, 4:30, p.m., NSC Meeting on Chinese Communists Intentions: This 4:30 meeting on 7/31/63 covered a variety of Communist China issues such as: the Sino-Soviet dispute, Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Khrushchev’s remarks to Harriman, India, Korea, Laos, Nehru, US relations with India, Chinese troop movements, and Korean fighting. There was also a discussion on Southeast Asia: Laos, Vietnam, India, measures against communists, draft statement regarding India and Korea, and Chinese Communists. There were further discussions on India: Present position and defense situation, Taiwan, USIA coverage of situation, and Buddhists throughout Southeast Asia. 146
Participants Listing: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Signing: President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk Portuguese Africa: President John F. Kennedy, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, Undersecretary of State George Ball Europe, Treasury Matters before Congress, Korea: President John F. Kennedy, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant Lawrence O’Brien USSR and Non-aggression Pact: President John F. Kennedy, Undersecretary of State Averell Harriman, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant Carl Kaysen. NSC Meeting on Chinese Communists Intentions: President John F. Kennedy, CIA Director John McCone, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Assistant Undersecretary of State Roger Hilsman, Undersecretary of State Averell Harriman, CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence Ray Cline, Deputy Defense Secretary William Bundy, USIA Director Edward R. Murrow, General Earle Wheeler.
Tape 102 7/29/63, 7/30/63, 7/31/63 188 minutes on 3 CD’s….$18.00
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