No. 700
Editorial Note

On June 11 the National Security Council approved NSC 132/1, “United States Policy and Courses of Action To Counter Possible Soviet or Satellite Action Against Berlin.” Pending a possible Soviet move toward granting to the German Democratic Republic a “juridical semblance of autonomy”, the National Security Council based its policy toward the German Democratic Republic, in the context of its relationship to Berlin, on the assumption that the Soviet Government would continue to consolidate its position in the Eastern Zone. For text of NSC 132/1, see Document 547.