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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume XII, Western Europe

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Document 1: Editorial Note


Document 2: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , January 23, 1968, 6:30 p.m.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Secret. Drafted by Klebenov. The memorandum is Part III of III. According to a memorandum of conversation marked Part I of III, the group first discussed a proposed Department of Defense press release that described the findings of the ground survey team that visited the crash site. (Ibid.) The meeting was held in Leddy's office.


Document 3: Telegram from the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , January 27, 1968, 2320Z .

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Denmark, Vol. 1. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Leddy, cleared by McKillop, and approved by Leddy.


Document 4: Informal Record of Remarks

Washington , January 27, 1968 .

Source: Department of State, Danish Desk Files: Lot 73 D 167, Thule Crash—Internal Memos. Top Secret. No indication of the drafting officer appears on the record. Leddy gave Ronne a verbatim copy of the record during their meeting on January 27 (see Document 3) which Ronne included in his January 27 telegram to Krag reporting on the meeting. Ronne's telegram is printed in Greenland During the Cold War, vol. 2, pp. 451-453.


Document 5: Telegram from the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , January 28, 1968, 2334Z .

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Denmark, Vol. 1. Top Secret; Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by McKillop and approved by Leddy.


Document 6: Intelligence Note

Washington , January 31, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Secret; No Foreign Dissem; Controlled Dissem. The intelligence note was forwarded to Rusk by INR Director Thomas R. Hughes.


Document 7: Telegram From the Embassy in Denmark to the Department of State

Copenhagen , February 8, 1968, 1720Z .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Confidential.


Document 8: Action Memorandum from the Director of the Office of Scandinavian Affairs (McKillop) to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy)

Washington , February 13, 1968 .

Source: Department of State, Danish Desk Files: Lot 73 D 167, Thule Crash—Internal Memos. Top Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Klebenov and cleared by Baker (EUR/RPM), Berlack (L/EUR), and Trippe (G/PM).


Document 9: Information Memorandum from the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 23, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Confidential. Drafted by Tucker (EUR/SCAN) and cleared by Fulton (G/PM).


Document 10: Letter from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Warnke) to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy)

Washington , February 24, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 12 US. Secret.


Document 11: Note from the Danish Ambassador (Ronne) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , February 26, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15 GREENLAND-US. No classification marking. Ronne presented the note to Rusk during a 15-minute meeting with Rusk, Leddy, and McKillop that began at 4:05 p.m. on February 26. (Johnson Library, Rusk Appointment Book) A memorandum of Ronne's conversation with Rusk was transmitted to Copenhagen in telegram 120936, February 27. (Ibid., National Security File, Country File, Denmark, Vol. 1)


Document 12: Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Warnke)

Washington , March 11, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Secret. Drafted on March 5 by Klebenov and cleared by McKillop, Getz (EUR/RPM), Trippe (G/PM), and Berlack (L/EUR).


Document 13: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , March 13, 1968, 2339Z .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15-4 GREENLAND-US. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Klebenov on March 12, cleared by Toon in substance, and approved by Leddy. Pouched to Moscow.


Document 14: Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to the Under Secretary of State (Katzenbach)

Washington , March 28, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15 GREENLAND-US. Secret. Drafted by Klebenov on March 27 and cleared by Farley (G/PM) and Berlack (L/EUR). The memorandum was addressed to “The Secretary” when it was typed, but “Under” was then inserted by hand (presumably by Leddy) between “The” and “Secretary.” 1 Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15 GREENLAND-US. Secret. Drafted by Klebenov on March 27 and cleared by Farley (G/PM) and Berlack (L/EUR). The memorandum was addressed to “The Secretary” when it was typed, but “Under” was then inserted by hand (presumably by Leddy) between “The” and “Secretary.”


Document 15: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , April 3, 1968, 1724Z .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15-4 GREENLAND-US. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Drafted by Klebenov, cleared by McKillop, and approved by Leddy.


Document 16: Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Warnke)

Washington , April 17, 1968 .

Source: Department of State, Danish Desk Files: Lot 73 D 167, Thule Crash—Internal Memos. Secret. Drafted by Trippe and Klebenov and cleared in L, G, and EUR.


Document 17: Letter From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Warnke) to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy)

Washington , April 26, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17-1 US. Secret.


Document 18: Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , May 9, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15 GREENLAND-US. Secret. Drafted by Klebenov on May 7 and cleared by Trippe (G/PM), Belman (L), and Berlack (L/EUR).


Document 19: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , May 13, 1968, 1709Z .

Source: Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15-4 GREENLAND-US. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Klebenov on May 11, cleared by McKillop, and approved by Leddy.


Document 20: Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Denmark

Washington , May 18, 1968, 0235Z .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 17 US. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Klebenov on May 17, cleared by McKillop and in substance by Berlack (L/EUR), and approved by Leddy.


Document 21: Briefing Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Leddy) to the Under Secretary of State (Katzenbach)

Washington , May 29, 1968 .

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, DEF 15 GREENLAND-US. Secret. Drafted by Klebenov.


Document 22: Note From the Danish Ambassador (Ronne) to Secretary of State Rusk

Washington , May 31, 1968 .

Source: Department of State, Danish Desk Files: Lot 73 D 167, Thule Crash—Internal Memos. Secret. Leddy and Ronne exchanged notes at a meeting on May 31. Leddy reported to Copenhagen on the meeting in telegram 174887, June 1. (Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Denmark, Vol. 1)


Document 23: Editorial Note


Document 24: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , June 6, 1968, 1 p.m.

Source: Department of State, Danish Desk Files: Lot 73 D 167, Thule Crash—Internal Memos. Secret. Drafted by Ingram (EUR/SCAN). The memorandum is Part III of IV. Memoranda covering the other portions of the meeting are ibid. The conversation was held in the Madison Room at the State Department.