143. 12/7/1960

“DEC 7, 1960: President [Dwight D.]  Eisenhower responds to [Secretary of State] Doug Dillon’s December 2, memo. He grants approval for reorganization of the Cuba program, but wants to clarify that; ‘Mr. [Ambassador Whiting] Willauer should have a position directly subordinate to the Secretary of State for so long as Cuba remains a critical problem in our foreign relations. There should be no doubt as to the authority of the Special Assistant in the State department (Willauer) to coordinate…activities.”

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu

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