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United States policy regarding the law of the sea1

1. For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. i, pp. 1685 ff.


[269] The Secretary of State to the Attorney General (McGrath)

711.022/1–2252


[273] The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Franks)

320.22/4–2952


[276] The Department of State to the British Embassy

641.576/9–1552


[279] The Deputy Legal Adviser (Tate) to T. Orchard Lisle

700.022/3–453


[280] Memorandum by the Legal Adviser (Phleger)

700.022/3–1953


[281] Memorandum of Conversation, by the Deputy Legal Adviser (Tate)

711.022/6–1153


[282] Record of Anglo-American Discussions on Territorial Waters and Related Problems

L/SPF files, lot 68 D 47, “Talks in London (1953)—Territorial Waters”


[283] Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Smith) to the President

711.022/10–2953


[285] The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Offices

320.22/6–2554: Circular airgram


[286] The Secretary of State to the Legation in Iceland

320.22/6–2554: Circular airgram


[287] The Chargé in Iceland (Dillon) to the Department of State

320.22/7–754: Telegram


[289] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

320.22/7–2254: Telegram


[290] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Greece

320.22/8–254: Telegram


[291] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

320.22/8–1854: Telegram


[293] Memorandum by the Legal Adviser (Phleger) to the Secretary of State

L/SPF files, lot 68 D 47, “Memoranda and Articles—Territorial Waters”


[296] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

320.22/12–3054: Airgram

  1. The editors are of the opinion that this document may not be correctly dated on the carbon copy used as the source text. This opinion is based on paragraph 9 in the attachment, which discusses the international technical conference to be convened at Rome “as a result of the action taken at the last General Assembly of the United Nations”. This action was taken by the Assembly on Dec. 14, 1954, more than 2 weeks after the date on Phleger’s memorandum.