U.S. Policies Regarding North Africa 1

1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1955–1957, vol. XVIII, pp. 88 ff.

267. Memorandum of a Conversation, Chateau de Rambouillet, Paris, September 3, 1959, 7 p.m.

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 59, Conference Files: FRC 83–0068, CF 1449. Top Secret. Drafted by Walters, cleared with Merchant, and approved by S on September 14. Eisenhower traveled to Europe August 26–September 7 for consultations at Bonn, London, and Paris in preparation for Khrushchev’s visit to the United States, September 15–27.

268. National Security Council Report

Source: Department of State, S/PNSC Files: Lot 62 D 1. Secret. A cover sheet, a note from the Executive Secretary to the NSC, a Table of Contents, a Financial Appendix, and an Annex entitled “Major U.S. Facilities in Morocco” are not printed. The National Security Council considered an August 3 draft of the report, NSC 5911, on August 18. A copy of NSC 5911 is ibid.; regarding the NSC discussion, see Document 357. On October 16, the NSC Planning Board revised several paragraphs of NSC 5911. (Record of Meeting of the NSC Planning Board; Department of State, S/PNSC Files: Lot 62 D 1) The revisions were distributed to the Council under cover of an October 19 memorandum from Lay (ibid.) and discussed at its October 29 meeting. (See Document 359) President Eisenhower approved the report on November 4.