Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This file contains copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 249 (NSAM 249) titled, “Laos Planning,” to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John McCone, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell Taylor from Carl Kaysen, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Also included is a memorandum to President John F. Kennedy from the Department of State regarding the situation in Laos and the threat of communist control by North Vietnam.