362. Editorial Note

During the 364th Meeting of the National Security Council, May 1, Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles briefed the Council on events on the Yemen–Aden protectorate border as part of his “Significant World Developments Affecting U.S. Security.” According to the memorandum of discussion, Dulles’ account [text not declassified] reads:

“Mr. Dulles pointed out that the British had been obliged to send substantial reinforcements to Aden to assist in resisting attacks from Yemen. Yemen had been supplied with a large number of modern Soviet weapons. Aden itself is not in immediate danger, but this massive Soviet aid will make for a dangerous situation in the future, and the British are quite concerned about the prospects.

“[1 paragraph (2-½ lines of source text) not declassified]” (Memorandum of discussion by Gleason, May 2; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records)