35. Editorial Note

At the 382d (Special) meeting of the National Security Council on October 13, 1958, Allen Dulles briefed the Council on Soviet missile developments and Soviet nuclear testing during discussion of Agenda Item 2. “Significant World Developments Affecting U.S. Security.” For this portion of the memorandum of discussion, see Document 183.

During discussion of Agenda Item 1. “Evaluation of Offensive and Defensive Weapons Systems,” Allen Dulles remarked that the Soviets “were not testing ICBMs to the extent expected.” (Memorandum of discussion by Lay; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records)

The record of the discussion of Agenda Item 1 and NSC Action No. 1994 pertaining to it are in the Supplement.NSC Action No. 1994 was approved by the President on October 16. (Department of State, S/SNSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95, Records of Action by the National Security Council)