Meetings: Tape 114/A49. NSC Meeting on McNamara-Taylor Report on Vietnam, 2 October 1963

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Meetings: Tape 114/A49. NSC Meeting on McNamara-Taylor Report on Vietnam, 2 October 1963
2 October 1963
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Sound recording of a National Security Council (NSC) meeting held on October 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, Under Secretary of State George Ball, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) General Maxwell Taylor, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John McCone, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. They discuss the mission to Vietnam for Secretary McNamara and General Taylor, and topics include the approval of a press release and a draft policy statement. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 114/A49, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 114/A49 in its entirety.
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President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963