Editorial Note

On October 17, in airgram A–105, Drew reported on his conversation of October 14 with King Talal. He said the King had received from the four Chiefs of Mission an announcement of the proposal to establish a Middle East Command and assured him “emphatically and spontaneously that Jordan’s participation would be wholehearted.” (785.11/10–1751) For documentation on the development of plans for a Middle East Command, see pages 1 ff.