The United States Delegation to the Department of State
Dulte 142. Repeated information Paris 376. Paris limit distribution. I told Eden this morning that with the deteriorating military situation Indochina and the Vietnam-French military talks now going on here I was seriously concerned that if within the next week or two the Communists offered France a cease-fire the French would be in a weak position to resist and might have to accept without any agreement on effective international control machinery or with machinery which would be purely nominal. Eden said he fully shared my fears in this regard.