MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE 1 APRIL 1964 SUBJECT - BRAZIL

Created: 4/1/1964

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD SUBJECT:

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PRESENT: Tho President

State Department: Secretary Rusk. Under Secretary Ball, Deputy Under Secretary Johnson, and Mr. Ralph Burton

Dofense Department: Secrotary HcNanara. Deputy Secrotary Vance, General Taylor and General O'Monrn

White House Staff: Mossra. Bundy,and * '

CI2: irector, Colonel King and Mr. PitzGernld

commencedriefing on tho

by Colonclincluding llu I 'dock tolecon between State and Ambassador Gordon. Matters aeomod to be -ore favorable ;nm,rBonts than they had boon the previous evening particularly in view of indications that General Kruel is moving Second Army troops to tho Sno Paulo border?

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tion. Ambassador Gordon, with whom tho Secretary agreed

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3. Secretary Rusk referredleak" the evening before regardingaval task force to the area of southern Brazil. (General Taylor said that there was noteak but that it appeared toeduction by newsmen based on knowledgepecial meeting of the Joint

"aBreed that newspaper quorlos concerning the Naval movement would be treated routinely and tbat it would not be shownontingency move having to do with Branll.

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was an asldeoncorning the intost OAS language. discussions with tho government of Panama. The President gave as his opinion that this language, which appeared to please tho Panamanians, did not to him appear to differ from that which we had previously used.

. another Interjection, the President asked

what the effect of Senator rulbrlght's speech had been abroad. Mr Ball referred to his recent trip to Europe during which ho addressed the NATO council (prior to the Fulbright speech). He said that tho NATO people had agreed thot the US. had not clearly stated its positionis Cuba. Mr. Ball believes tbat tho Fulbright speech may give ammunition to those who do not favor our Cuba policy in the first place. Ho also added that tho Clio Guevara spooch In Geneva had boon much too long and had therefore probably laid an ogg. He said that he did not think that, as far as economic denial against Cuba is concerned the Fulbright speech would have very muchatin America as thero was very little trndo anyway. Tha President inquired whothor we are endeavoring to explain tho basis of our present policy to Fulbright. Secretary Rusk said that this had been

ne Resident observod that Senator Fulbright probably is enjoying the halo set on his brow

? Tlnlgsjand tno Washington Post and will probably wisn to retain the headgear. Mr. Ball said

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President said that "he want* to "Be "dry sure max tho British fully understand our position with respect to Cuban economic denial.

7. Secretary McNamara reported on the statustask force. It sailed this morning and would bevicinity of Santos byh of April. Theammunition aro now being assembled for airliftJersey and the airlift would takeours fromof decision. As to POL, tho earliest Navyfrom tho Aruba area, would bo in placeh of April. Thore is, however, achartered by Esso in tho South Atlanticthe necessary motor and aviation gasoline. It forron nnri should arrive thcro onor 6th of April, r-

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