762A.6/6–2452: Telegram

No. 549
The Secretary of State to the Department of State1

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Secto 3. Secy and Eden this morn agreed on desirability of 12 month staggered stockpile in Berlin to be worked out so far as possible between HICOMs and Gers. It was also agreed that simplification of command structure and retaliatory counter should be worked out by HICOMs, in the latter case so far as possible with the Gers, so as to be ready to put them into effect in the event of blockade. Agreed also common survey airlift possibilities.

  1. Secretary Acheson was in London to receive an honorary degree from Oxford University and as the first step in a trip that also included visits to Berlin, Vienna, and Rio de Janeiro. Regarding his visit to Berlin, see telegram 1375, Document 551.