S/S–NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351: NSC 83 Series
Report to the National Security Council by the Executive Secretary (Lay)1
The Position of the United States Regarding Irish Membership in NATO and Military Assistance to Ireland Under a Bilateral Arrangement
Reference: NSC 832
The enclosed Statement of Policy on the subject, prepared by the NSC Staff pursuant to the request of the Secretary of Defense contained in NSC 83, is submitted herewith for consideration by the National Security Council and the Secretary of the Treasury. Also enclosed is an NSC Staff Study prepared for the information of the Council in this connection.
It is recommended that, if the Council adopts the enclosed Statement of Policy, it be submitted to the President for consideration with the recommendation that he approve it and direct its implementation by all appropriate executive Departments and agencies of the U.S. Government under the coordination of the Secretary of State.
- Attached to the source text were the following documents, none printed: a cover sheet; a memorandum, dated January 21, 1963, by Bromley Smith, the Executive Secretary of the Council at that time, which stated that President Kennedy had authorized the rescission of NSC 83/1; a memorandum by Lay, dated November 10, 1960, which stated that on November 1, 1960, NSC 83/1 had been reviewed by the NSC Planning Board which considered that it did not need updating; a second memorandum by Lay, dated June 1, 1953, which stated that a copy of NSC 83/1 was presumed to be lost; and a third memorandum by Lay, dated November 3, 1950, which stated that on that day President Truman had approved the statement of policy contained in NSC 83/1 and “directed its implementation by all appropriate Executive Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government under the coordination of the Secretary of State.”↩
- Regarding NSC 83, see Johnson’s memorandum supra and footnote 2 thereto.↩
- In a memorandum to Secretary Acheson, dated October 31, not printed, which was attached to another copy of NSC 83/1, George W. Perkins, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, stated that “NSC 83/1 is essentially a State Department paper which has been accepted by the NSC staff assistants and the NSC staff without material modifications or impairment of the Departments position on these two questions.” (S/S–NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351: NSC 83 Series)↩
- Reproduced in NSC 83. [Footnote in the source text.]↩
- Not printed; for documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1948, vol. iii, pp. 1 ff.↩
- Neither printed.↩