Editorial Note

In a radio-television address to the American people, made in Washington on the evening of February 29 following his return from Lisbon, Secretary of State Acheson reviewed in some detail the discussions and decisions reached by the North Atlantic Council during its meetings in Lisbon. For the text of the address, see Department of State Bulletin, March 10, 1952, page 363.

For Secretary Acheson’s brief personal account of the Lisbon meetings sent to President Truman in messages of February 24 and 26, see infra and page 175.