Western Europe Region


1. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, ECIN 6 EEC. Confidential. Drafted by Beigel and approved in S on January 19. The conversation was held in Rusk's office. The source text is labeled “Part II of V.”


2. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, ECIN 6 EEC. Confidential. Drafted by Givan and approved in S on January 19. The conversation was held in Rusk's office.


3. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF (MLF). Secret. Drafted by Meloy and approved in S on January 27. The conversation was held at the White House. The source text is labeled “Part I of II.” While the Secretary of State and the Italian Foreign Minister were discussing the MLF, President Johnson and President Segni also talked about the question. A 4-paragraph memorandum of their conversation is ibid. A memorandum of the Presidents' discussion of U.S. interest in the Atlantic Alliance, European unity, and the Kennedy Round is ibid., POL EUR W.


4. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF (MLF) 9–5. Confidential. Drafted by Howard E. Furnas, Executive Director of the Multilateral Force Negotiating Team.


5. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Posts in Europe

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 3 EUR W. Confidential. Drafted by Schaetzel and Kaplan (EUR/RPE), cleared by Tyler and Hinton (RPE), and approved by Ball. Sent to Bonn, Brussels, Rome, Paris, London, Luxembourg, and The Hague.


6. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 4 NATO. Confidential. Drafted by Van Hollen on February 5 and approved in S on February 16 and in U on February 11. The conversation was held in Rusk's office.


7. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, President's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149. Secret. Drafted by Schaetzel and approved in U on February 10 and by the White House on the same day. The conversation was held at the White House.


8. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF)3. Secret. Drafted by Spiers on February 10; cleared by Schaetzel, Furnas, Klein, S/P, and DOD; and approved by Tyler. Repeated to Paris Topol and CINCLANT for POLAD.


9. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 2369. Confidential. Drafted by Trezise and Knox and approved in S on February 20. The conversation was held at the White House. The source text is labeled “Part II of IV.”


10. Telegram From the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF)12. Secret. Repeated to Bonn, London, Ankara, Athens, Rome for USDOCOSouth for Burris, Brussels, The Hague, CINCLANT, and CINCEUR.


11. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 3 NATO. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Schaetzel and approved in S on March 16. The conversation was held at a lunch-eon given by Secretary Rusk in the James Madison Room of the Department of State.


12. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 4 NATO. Secret. Drafted by Popper and approved in S on March 29. The conversation was held in Rusk's office.


13. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Posts in Europe

Source: Department of State, Central Files, ECIN 6 EEC-EFTA. Confidential. Drafted by Joel W. Biller and George R. Kaplan (EUR/RPE); cleared by EUR/RPE, GER, and E; and approved by Schaetzel. Sent to the European Community posts (Geneva for Mission and GATT), Bern, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lisbon, Oslo, Vienna, and Stockholm.


14. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Tyler) to the Ambassador to Belgium (MacArthur)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, NATO 3 NETH(TH). Secret; Informal-Official. Drafted by Popper on April 1 and cleared by Francis E. Meloy (WE). Copies were sent to Bohlen and Finletter.


16. Memorandum of Discussion

Source: Department of State, Ball Papers: Lot 74 D 272, MLF #1. Secret. The source text bears the date April 11 but has no other drafting information. Another copy indicates the memorandum was cleared by Bundy. (Ibid., Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330)


17. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF)1. Secret; Priority. Repeated to Paris for Finletter, London, Brussels, Athens, and Ankara.


18. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF)12. Secret; Priority; Nodis. Rusk was in the Far East for the SEATO Council Meeting and visits to Saigon and Taipei April 10–20.


19. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF). Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Ausland on April 27 and approved in S on May 2. The conversation was held at the British Embassy.


20. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF). Confidential. Drafted by Tyler.


21. Memorandum for the Files

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Secret. Drafted by Blitgen on May 14. The conversation was held in Rusk's office.


22. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to the Posts in the NATO Capitals

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 6–2 FR/NATO. Secret. Drafted by Popper; cleared by Tyler, G/PM, S/P, WE, and DOD; and approved by Schaetzel. Also sent to CINCLANT and to Paris for USRO.


23. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, ECIN 3 EEC. Confidential. Repeated to Bonn, Brussels for USEC, London, Luxembourg for Embassy and USEC, Paris for Embassy and USRO, Rome, and Geneva.


24. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, NATO 3 NETH(TH)). Confidential. Drafted by Spiers on May 13 and approved in S on May 24. The conversation was held at the Princess Juliana Kazerne. The source text is labeled “Part VI of VI.” The Foreign Ministers also discussed Vietnam, selection of the new NATO Secretary General, German reunification, Cyprus, and East-West relations during this conversation. Memoranda are ibid.


25. Circular Airgram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Spain

Source: Department of State, Central Files, ECIN 3 EEC-SP. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Jean R. Tartter (EUR/RPM) on June 2 and cleared by four EUR offices, U, and E. Repeated to 18 posts in Europe, Algiers, Lagos, Rabat, Tel Aviv, and Tunis.


26. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Files, INCO–GRAINS EEC. Confidential. Drafted by Kenneth Auchincloss of the Office of the Special Trade Representative and cleared by Blumenthal, E, EUR/RPE, and GER. Sent to the EEC and EFTA capitals, Geneva, Ottawa, Canberra, Wellington, and Tokyo.


27. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations

Source: Department of State, Central Files DEF(MLF)3. Secret. Drafted by Vincent Baker (S/MF) on June 23; cleared by Smith, Spiers, Bundy, BNA, S/P, and U; and approved by Tyler.


28. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Germany

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 3 EUR W. Secret; Priority; Nodis. A typed note indicates the text was received from the White House.


29. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 3 EUR W. Secret;Nodis.


30. Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF(MLF). Secret; Limdis, Repeated to Bonn, London, and Paris for USRO.