No. 162
Editorial Note

On December 9, the Bureau of German Affairs transmitted copies of a briefing book for Secretary-designate Dulles to Riddleberger, Lewis, Laukhuff, Reinstein, and Conger. The material in the briefing book, which deals with Germany, European regional organizations, Europe as a whole, the United Kingdom, France, the Baltic area, Iceland, Antarctica, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, and Spain, was updated on January 19, 1953. The section on Germany comprises 22 pages covering various facets of United States policy with regard to Germany and Berlin including their economic and political strengths, the question of German unity, and the role of the Federal Republic in Europe. A copy of the briefing book is in the Office of German Affairs files, lot 57 D 344, “ISAC”.