251. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Jones) and International Organization Affairs (Walmsley)1


  • West Irian

I think we should carefully reconsider our UN policy. It seems to me that in view of the pro-Communist trend of Sukarno, the fact that their own government is now extra-constitutional, and the unrest in their own country—it is almost absurd to be neutral toward the extending of the Indonesian authority to a new area.

  1. Source: Department of State, PPS Files: Lot 67 D 548, Indonesia. Secret. Drafted by Dulles. The source text is a copy of the memorandum sent to the Policy Planning Staff.
  2. Initialed for Secretary Dulles by William B. Macomber, Jr., the Secretary’s Special Assistant.