Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on August 27, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of State George Ball, National Security Council (NSC) member Robert Komer, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Under Secretary of State George Ball, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Director of South Asian Affairs for the Department of State Turner Cameron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Grant. The meeting takes place prior to Under Secretary Ball’s trip to Pakistan and Portugal. They discuss Portugal, Portuguese Africa, and the Azores, Israel, and discussions with members of Congress concerning the treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 107, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 107 in its entirety.