185. Memorandum of Conversation Between President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles0

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2. I discussed with the President the attitude of General De Gaulle toward NATO and our problems. I referred particularly to the memorandum of conversation between General De Gaulle and Selwyn Lloyd which indicated resentment that France was in effect under United States control through NATO whereas U.S. military power was entirely independent.1 I mentioned the tripartite talks which we had planned and my hope that this might alleviate the situation.2

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  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, Meetings with the President. Confidential; Personal and Private.
  2. See Part 2, Document 83.
  3. See Part 2, Documents 77 and 78.