Editorial Note

On the evening of August 5, M. Pleven delivered to Ambassador Bruce a note describing his Government’s plans for a 3-year program of rearmament and pointing out the need for substantial assistance from the United States and other members of the Atlantic Pact. A translation of this note was sent to the Secretary of State in telegram 688 from Paris, August 6, 2 a. m., not printed, and the text was made public in Paris on August 7. (740.5/8–650)