272. Editorial Note

Prime Minister Wilson visited Washington June 2-3, 1967, for talks with U.S. officials. According to a note on the preparatory briefing books for this meeting, no formal memoranda of conversation of the President’s discussions with the Prime Minister were prepared. The preparatory documents for the Wilson-Johnson discussions are in Department of State, Visits Files: Lot 68 D 475, V-33. Secretaries Rusk, McNamara, and Fowler met separately with Sir Burke Trend, Secretary of the Cabinet, and the other members of the British delegation while the President and Prime Minister met privately. The discussions were dominated by a rapidly escalating crisis in the Middle East, which erupted into war on June 4. Memoranda of conversation are in the Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, UK, Vol. 11. Wilson discussed his meeting with the President in The Chariot of Israel, pages 346-347.