Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This file contains memoranda relating to National Security Action Memoranda number 181 (NSAM 181) regarding action to be taken in response to new activity in Cuba by the Soviet Union to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Director of Central Intelligence John McCone, and Military Representative to the President General Maxwell Taylor from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include United States reconnaissance operations in Cuba, protocol for U.S. flights over Cuba, and increased economic and military aid to Cuba by the Soviet Union. Of note is a draft of a proposed statement on Cuban policy for President John F. Kennedy containing annotations and edits by the President.