THE WHITE HOUSENATIONAL SECURITY ACTION MEMORANDUM NO. 336
August 6, 1965
The Secretary of StateSUBJECT
The Secretary of Defense
Director of Central Intelligence
Director, U.S. Information Agency
Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission
Potentially Embarrassing Activities in France or in Areas Outside France which are Controlled by France1. All addressee agencies should take special measures to prevent U.S. activities in France which could needlessly embarrass United States relations with France.
2. A study should be made to provide a complete catalogue of activities with respect to France being undertaken or planned to be undertaken by the United States, whether covert, clandestine, or overt, that could be regarded as illegal or that could cause embarrassment to the United States if the French decided to make an issue of them. The report should be sufficiently detailed as to the nature, frequency and scope of operations, and personnel and equipment involved, to permit judgments to be made as to the implications thereof on U.S. foreign relations.
3. An illustrative list of some of the kinds of activities that should be included in the study is attached at Annex A.
4. It is desired that this study be conducted by the addressee Departments and Agencies, with the Secretary of State exercising supervisory coordination.
5. Matters of the kind normally handled by the 303 Committee will be treated in separate annexes in 303 channels.
6. It is desired that the final report be submitted by September 1, 1965.
[2 headings and 13 paragraphs (1 page of source text) not declassified.]
Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 336. Top Secret; Exdis.