According to James W. Douglas in his outstanding JFK and the Unspeakable—Why He Died and Why It Matters, in September of 1963 there was a meeting of President Kennedy and his National Security Council, in which the Joint Chiefs, led by General Maxwell Taylor, presented their “Net Evaluation Subcommittee Report.”
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