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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on July 18, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Adlai Stevenson, Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Charles W. Yost, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Harlan Cleveland, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Frank Sloan, Legal Advisor for the Department of State Abram Chayes, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs William Bundy. The meeting focuses on the steps to be taken in the United Nations pertaining to a resolution on self-determination for Portuguese Africa. Topics include the wording of the resolution, the setup of any mediation, the level of U.S. involvement, the possible effect on the Azores base, an arms embargo, and the effect of all of these matters on U.S. foreign policy with African nations and with Portugal. Four segments of the recording totaling 2 minutes and 11 seconds have been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 98, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 98 in its entirety.