Sound recording of a meeting held on August 15, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and newly appointed United States Ambassador to South Vietnam Henry Cabot Lodge. Shortly before Ambassador Lodge is to depart for Vietnam, he and President Kennedy discuss plans he would like to implement as Ambassador and his opinions on the political situation in Vietnam with President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem and the Nhus. Photographs are taken of President Kennedy and Ambassador Lodge and the recording continues with a discussion that is difficult to hear between President Kennedy and Ambassador Lodge concerning Republican Party politics and New Hampshire. After Lodge departs, there is a brief telephone conversation with Special Counsel to the President Theodore Sorensen on education legislation; only President Kennedy’s side of this conversation can be heard. One segment of the recording totaling 38 seconds has been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 104, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 104 in its entirety.