82. Memorandum From Secretary of State Herter to President Eisenhower0
- Resumption of High Altitude Flights in Berlin Corridors
The discussions which we have been conducting with the British and French regarding the resumption of high altitude flights in the Berlin air corridors have now brought agreement on the procedures to be followed in resuming such flights. A summary of the agreement is enclosed. The Departments of State and Defense find this agreement satisfactory.
In approving the tripartite discussions, you had requested that your authorization be sought before the Soviet authorities are notified of our intentions and flights are actually resumed.
I therefore recommend that you authorize the notification to the Soviet authorities and the resumption of high altitude flights as provided for in the enclosed tripartite agreement.
- Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Dulles-Herter Series. Secret. According to another copy of the memorandum, both it and the enclosure were drafted by McKiernan on February 19. The source text bears Goodpaster’s handwritten notation: “President approved, 26 Feb 1960.”↩
- Secret. Prepared in the Department of State.↩