Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on May 17, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Under Secretary of State George Ball, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Philips Talbot, Deputy Administrator for the Agency for International Development (AID) Frank Coffin, Special Representative and Advisor on African, Asian, and Latin American Affairs Chester Bowles, Assistant Secretary of Defense William Bundy, Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, and member of the National Security Council Robert W. Komer. President Kennedy again discusses what steps the United States can take to aid India against Chinese aggression without inflaming Pakistan and the rest of the region. The relations between the United States and the United Kingdom on this subject are also discussed as well as what should be said to Indian Minister of Economic and Defense Coordination T.T. Krishnamachari during his upcoming meeting with President Kennedy. The recording ends abruptly and the rest of the tape is blank. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 87, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding this one. See Related Records to access Tape 87 in its entirety.