48. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Dulles and Secretary of Defense McElroy 0


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The Sec said he gathers Berlin is under control for the time being. M thinks so. He referred to the procedure of getting more facts. The Sec thinks there was misunderstanding on the part of the JCS—there was a difference in degree of trouble but not quality. M still is confused on what Norstad did yesterday after asking for authority to send in trucks—he supposes he tested on uncovered trucks. The Sec referred to Burgess’ report on the NAC meeting1 and the strong feeling it should be coordinated quite a bit and thinks we should keep in touch with the Br, Fr and Germans before taking action. M said that is good with him.

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  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. No classification marking. Drafted by Bernau.
  2. See Document 46.