U.S. Policy Toward the South Asia Region 1

1. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1955–1957, vol. VIII, pp. 1 ff. A combined microfiche supplement to this volume and volume XVI will be published covering the East Asia-Pacific region, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Malaya.


1. Paper Prepared by the National Security Council Planning Board

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5701 Series. Secret. A slightly different version of this paper was first transmitted to the NSC on May 22, under cover of a brief note by James S. Lay. According to a note on the source text, certain portions of section II of the original paper were revised on May 25 and May 26 (see footnote 8 below), and the revised paper was again submitted to the NSC on May 26, under cover of a brief covering memorandum by Lay.

On May 26, Assistant Secretary Rountree transmitted a copy of this discussion paper to Acting Secretary Dillon, under cover of a four-page memorandum that summarized its contents. (Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5701 Series)


2. Memorandum of Discussion at the 408th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, May 28, 1959

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


4. Memorandum of Discussion at the 416th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, August 6, 1959

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


5. Memorandum of Discussion at the 417th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, August 18, 1959

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Drafted by Robert H. Johnson, Director of the Planning Board Secretariat of the NSC, on August 26.


6. National Security Council Report

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5909 Series. Secret. Transmitted to the National Security Council on August 21, under cover of a brief note by Marion W. Boggs, Acting Executive Secretary of the NSC. Boggs’ note reads in part as follows: “The President has this date approved the statement of policy in NSC 5909, as amended and adopted by the Council and enclosed herewith as NSC 5909/1; directs its implementation by all appropriate Executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Government; and designated the Operations Coordinating Board as the coordinating agency.” A 20-page Financial Annex is not printed.