170. Telegram From the Secretary of State to the Department of State1

Dulte 71. For Acting Secretary. Reference Tedul 77.2 I do not believe it would be productive for me to raise with Macmillan and Pinay matter combined military planning against possibility Berlin blockade. This matter requires staffing and Cabinet decision by their governments and I could not expect to get governmental approval from them here. I think it would be better to raise matter formally through our ambassadors in London and Paris. Accordingly I will not plan to discuss question here unless you feel strongly.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762A.0221/11–1255. Top Secret. Secretary Dulles was in Geneva for the Conference of Foreign Ministers, October 27–November 16.
  2. In Tedul 77, Hoover described the discussion at the 265th meeting of the National Security Council (see supra). (Department of State, Central Files, 762A.0221/11–1055)