68. Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between the Secretary of State and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Twining), Washington, June 11, 1958, 8:59 a.m.1


The Sec said the Pres, the PM and he had quite a talk at the WH re Lebanon. The Sec thought T should know it is tensing up quite considerably there and we sent a message to Chamoun on behalf of the Pres and PM which reaffirms assurances given.2 T wondered about extra measures—they are on a 48-hour basis. The Pres, said the Sec, said to raise with T whether it should be a 24-hour basis. T will look into it this a.m. It looks as though the Soviets will veto the res in the SC,3 said the Sec, and that may bring things to a head. We may follow up by calling in the GA.

  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. Transcribed in Dulles’ office by Phyllis D. Bernau.
  2. Supra.
  3. See Document 66.