Editorial Note

The Council Deputies, in their meeting of January 22, discussed further the future composition of the NAC and, with the exception of the United States representative present, agreed upon a draft statement that would substitute for certain parts of the Council’s original terms of reference, D–1/1, and the Wilgress draft introduced at the meeting on the 17th. Ambassador Gifford, quoting the draft and reporting the meeting in telegram Depto 445, January 23, not printed, said that at the close of the discussion the Deputies expressed the hope that the United States would soon remove the last hurdle on reorganization of the top NATO structure by making its position known. (740.5/1–2351)