U.S. policy toward the Federal Republic of Germany


242. Memorandum of Discussion at the 354th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Gleason.


243. National Security Council Report

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5803 Series. Secret. NSC 5803 consisted of a cover sheet, a note by the Executive Secretary of the NSC which stated that it had been approved by the President on February 7, a table of contents, a statement of policy, a financial appendix, Supplement I on Berlin, and Supplement II on East Germany. Only the statement of policy is printed here. Supplement I on Berlin is virtually identical to Supplement I to NSC 5727, December 13, 1957, printed in Foreign Relations, 1955–1957, vol. XXVI, pp. 521 525. Supplement II on East Germany is printed as Document 265.


244. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 740.5/3–558. Secret. Drafted by Reinstein on March 11. A typewritten notation on the source text reads: “General Byers has seen” A memorandum of Strauss’ conversation with El-brick on March 5 is ibid.; memoranda for the record of his conversations with Secretary Quarles and Assistant Secretary of Defense Sprague on March 7 and 8 are in the Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OAS’/ISA Files: FRC 62 A 1698, 333 Germany. Records of a similar meeting with Deputy Defense Minister Josef Rust on January 22 are ibid.


246. Paper Prepared by the Operations Coordinating Board

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5803 Series. Secret. For the section of this report on Germany (Berlin), see vol. VIII, Document 19. For the section on Germany (East Germany), see Document 279. A Financial Annex and Pipeline Analysis is not printed.


248. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lejins and approved by the White House on March 18. The conversation took place at the White House.


249. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lejins and approved by the White House on May 31. The conversation took place at the White House. See also Documents 250 252.


250. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lejins and approved by the White House on May 31. The conversation took place at the White House. See also Documents 249 and 251 252.


251. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lejins and approved by the White House on May 31. The conversation took place at the White House. See also Documents 249 250 and 252.


252. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lejins and approved by the White House on May 31. The conversation took place at the White House. See also Documents 249 251.


253. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Confidential. Drafted by McKiernan and approved in U on March 26 and in S on March 28. See also Documents 254 255. Herter and Brentano also discussed Germany and Berlin at the beginning of their conversation; see Document 91. A memorandum covering the part of the conversation on German economic assistance is in Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199.


254. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Confidential. Drafted by McKiernan and approved in U on March 26 and in S on March 28. See also Documents 253 and 255.


255. Memorandum of Conversation

[Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Confidential. 1 page of source text not declassified.]


256. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret. Drafted by Hillenbrand who is not listed among the participants.


257. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CF 1610. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Merchant. The conversation took place after dinner at Secretary Herter’s residence.


258. Memorandum of Discussion at the 439th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Drafted by Boggs.


259. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762A.5/6–2060. Secret. Drafted by Hillenbrand, initialed by Kohler, and approved in S on June 25 and in M on June 27. The conversation took place at the Department of State.


260. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.0221/6–2060. Secret. Drafted by Devine, initialed by Kohler, and approved in M on June 30.


261. Letter From President Eisenhower to Chancellor Adenauer

Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. Personal and Confidential.


262. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.62A/10—2260. Confidential; Presidential Handling.


263. Paper Prepared by the Operations Coordinating Board

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5803 Series. Secret. Attached to the source text were a cover sheet and a memorandum from the Executive Secretary of the OCB which noted that the report had been approved by the OCB on November 2 for transmittal to the NSC. The NSC considered the report on December 1 and agreed that NSC 5803 should be brought up-to-date by the Planning Board. A memorandum of the NSC discussion is in the Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records.


264. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on December 1.