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National Security Action Memoranda [NSAMs]: NSAM 40

National Security Action Memoranda [NSAMs]: NSAM 40
1961: 1 March-15 May
120 digital pages
This folder consists of a report by Dean Acheson, adviser to President John F. Kennedy and former Secretary of State, titled, “A Review of North Atlantic Problems for the Future.” The report contains handwritten annotations by McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to President Kennedy on National Security Affairs.
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President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. (01/20/1961 - 11/22/1963)
JFKNSF-329-015
This series contains the Index of Weekend Reading, Meeting Materials, Staff Memoranda, National Security Action Memoranda, State Department Follow up Reports and a few miscellaneous topics. The Index of Weekend Papers are one-page lists of documents assembled for the President to read over the weekend. They are arranged chronologically. The documents are not attached to the cover memo listing. Therefore, in order to aid research in this series, in 2007 the staff of the Kennedy Library researched and copied the documents listed on the Weekend Reading overview and created this artificial collection in order to centralize the documents cited in President's Weekend Reading inventory. Newly declassified material is added to the collection as it becomes available. These materials are available for use in the Library's Research Room. The Staff Memoranda are arranged alphabetically by National Security Council staff member's name. The National Security Action Memoranda are arranged numerically as issued. They are supported by periodic Department of State status reports on each NSAM. The meeting material consists of Meetings with the President, Meeting Records of the National Security Council and its subgroups including some meeting minutes and background materials. Indexes have been created for most of the meetings (see the appendices).
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