Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on August 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman, Ambassador at Large Llewellyn Thompson, Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) William Foster, Under Secretary of State George Ball, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Richard H. Davis. President Kennedy and his advisors discuss the treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), especially the issues that might come up with the Soviet Union during Secretary Rusk’s upcoming trip to Moscow. They also discuss Berlin, the multilateral force (MLF), and the non-aggression pact. Two segments of the recording totaling 1 minute and 23 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 103, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 103 in its entirety.