80. Memorandum From the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant (O’Connor) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Murphy)1

The following extract from the memorandum of the Secretary’s conversation with the President on August 14, 1955,2 is forwarded to you for your information.

“I referred to the events in Korea, saying that I had not troubled the President about them because I thought we would come through all right, but that the situation had been a bit nervous at times.

“The President expressed the view that we should take a more vigorous policy now in trying to clean up the NNSC situation, which he thought had no further justification under present conditions.”

Roderic L. O’Connor3
  1. Source: Department of State, NA Files: Lot 59 D 407, Memcons (NNSC) 1955. Secret. Also sent to Robertson and David W. Wainhouse, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
  2. The full text of the memorandum of Dulles’ conversation with Eisenhower is in Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, Memoranda of Conversation with the President.
  3. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.