No. 782
Editorial Note

During the TrumanChurchill talks in Washington, January 5–18, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, who accompanied Churchill, met with Secretary of State Acheson for a discussion concerning the Austrian Treaty. A telegraphic summary of this meeting was transmitted to London in telegram 3292, January 11, and repeated to Paris, Vienna, Moscow, and Bonn. (663.001/12–1551) A briefing paper entitled “A Proposal for Positive Action by the U.S.” as well as a covering memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, George W. Perkins, dated January 9, were sent to Secretary Acheson in preparation for the meeting. Copies of these documents, which bear the notation “Sec saw,” are in file 663.001/1–952.