740.00119 Control (Germany)/6–749
Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Meeting With President, June 7, 1949
possible action in event of reimposition of blockade by ussr
The President approved the line of action recommended in our cable to Secretary Acheson 1 but was glad to know I had reiterated by a second cable2 the security requirements suggested by the JCS.
The President expressed himself as being more nearly in accord with the views expressed by Secretary Acheson 3 than with the line of action we were recommending. He asked again that we consider every possible means of taking action that would be costly to the Russians and provide them with difficulties if they make any move to reimpose the blockade.
He is beginning to feel that the Russians are confronted with a serious internal situation as well as our own increasing power together with that of our allies.