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February 20, 1964
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' Mr. McCone Approved For Releas,~+p03/09/02 :CIA-RDP80B01676R00010.0~30036-0-._ -. SECRET February 20, 1964 NSC REVIEW COMPLETED, 06/26/2003 MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD y ~ i.~ ~% The President met today with the Secretaries of State and Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Under Secretary Ball, Director McCone, and the members of Mr. William Sullivan's committee on policy and operations in South Vietnam. After an intelligence briefing on the current situation and a full discussion of the work of the committee, the President directed the following actions: 1. Any requests for assistance or other Washington action from Ambassador Lodge should be given prompt and sympathetic response. Such staff work as may be required to back up such requests in Washington should be given the highest priority, so that decisions can be reached quickly. 2. Contingency planning for pressures against North Vietnam should be speeded up. Particular atten- tion should be given to shaping such pressures so as to produce the maximum credible deterrent effect on Hanoi. 3. For the time being, American dependents in Vietnam should be encouraged to accept voluntary repatriation. Early next month, the Secretary of Defense will consult with Ambassador Lodge on whether dependents should be evacuated and will make appropriate recom- mendations to the President and the Secretary of State upon his return. Approved For Release 2003/09/02 :CIA-RDP80B01676R000100130036-a =or Relea e0? 03/09/02 :CIA-RDP80B01676R0001,~30036-0 4. The Department of State will explore in a positive manner the possibilities opened up by the recent proposals of Prince Sihanouk for a conference in Phnom Penh on the problem of Cambodian neutrality. Michael V. Forrestal ce: The Secretary of State The Secretary of Defense The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff The Director of Central Intelligence The Administrator, Agency for International Development Mr. William Sullivan Approved For Release 2003/09/02 :CIA-RDP80B01676R000100130036-0 Approved For Release 2003/09/02 :~ib~M-R~~80B01676R000~00130036-0 G~~` .j~'`7r` (CLA68IFICATION ) CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR DATE TO: Deputy Director (Plans) Deputy Director (Intelligence) Deputy Director (Science & Technology) Deputy Director (Support) Inspector General General Counsel Assistant Director for National Estimates ;`' L~~:rkg C~x'ig - I3CI I3L1CI ~xec~ir This memorandum contains information for the addressees. Ad- dressees may give this memorandum additional circulation within their components as required. All copies should be destroyed, not filed, upon completion of circulation. A master file will be kept in the Executive Director's Oftlce and will be available upon request. ?,?;r ?' Approved For Release 2003/09/02: ~P80B01676R000100 ROOM NO. ((~~ v ~d0 ~omoeic dewngredinp and dtclossiFicotion