MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT - 10:15 - 9 DECEMBER 1963

Created: 12/9/1963

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MEMORANDUM TOR THE RECORD

SUBJECT: Meeting with the3

The meet lag waa very brief aa tha Prasl4aat waa behind achadule. Involveduick review of tha ChackUatrlaf dtacuealon of tha Bolivian problemdvised tba Pre aidant that thia waa an extremely dangerous situation because the minora in thia area were notorious, vicious man who ruled with guns andary low value on Ufa.

I wiah tha situation watched hourly by[

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lour expert* en Bolivia,

i'resident aekadrlaf tha Congrasalonal laadarsMp on Tuesday morning, covering tha subject4 and tba Sovtot economy. Ho allowed me fO minutss and wanta to give all poeelbla Informationinimum of deletions for security. Ha wanted to haa die the foreign, aid approach carefully ao it wouldn't kick back on hia foreign aid program. ill ba followed by Ruakinutes and by McNamarainutes. Tho mooting will be In tha Cabinet Boom.

ACTION: Briefing papera and charte should bo prepared for review late thia afternoon or this evening.

Prior to seeing thealked to Bundy brieflyumber of matters. Ha raised the Washlagton Post article on SAMOS, asked whether any damage assessment waa being made. eplied affirmatively.

ACTION: Wheelon end Banner man should go Intoeel that la all probability tha articlelever piece of petting together of everything that's been published. In an Interesting and conclusive way. However the extent to which the word "SAMOS" is used leads mo to believe the article waa inspired aad probably given subatantlal help by the Air Force.

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Bundy stated that tha Praakleat wished to talk to ma about travailing personally aad desired to work out arrangements ao that my doing so would not bo resisted by Ambassadors. He advised Bundy it would ba virtually impossible for him to travel, but ho would like me to plea to travel and to report to him on my observations* The President did not ralae this que at ion.

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