Editorial Note

At their meetings in New York, September 12–18, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, agreed, inter alia, to increase and reinforce their forces in Europe, treat any attack on Berlin or the Federal Republic as an attack on themselves, and “permit the establishment of mobile police formations organized on a Land basis but with provisions which would enable the Federal Government to have adequate powers to make effective use of all or part of this force in order to meet the exigencies of the present situation.” For further documentation on the Foreign Ministers meetings, including the text of the communiqué on Germany, see volume III, pages 1108 ff.