81. Editorial Note

In a conference with the President on December 3, 1959, with Herter present, Goodpaster concluded:

“Finally, I brought up the matter of certain authorizations to senior commanders in the field of special weapons, recommending that these be placed in effect before the President left on his long trip. After discussion, the President gave his approval.” (Memorandum of Conference, January 2, 1960; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries)