Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XIII: Western Europe and Canada
In selecting documents for inclusion in volume XIII, the editors recognized the predominant role of the Department of State in formulating policy with respect to Western Europe and Canada. This volume focuses on the many meetings of the Secretary of State with his advisers and with representatives of the White House and other agencies, as well as the written advice to the Secretary of State from these advisers. The editors have included internal U.S. Government policy recommenda- tions and decision papers relating to Western Europe and Canada. They have also included the advice and recommendations on foreign policy issues from top-level military commanders and advisers with regard to NATO. In focusing on the major lines of policy development toward Western Europe and Canada, the editors have also presented a record of the U.S. reaction and response to the major political events within France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Canada insofar as they figured directly in ongoing high-level political negotiations.