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Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP'8OB01676R000100100024-6 EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM No. 22 DATE 3 July 1962 DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PLANS) * (additional copy) DEPUTY DIRECTOR (INTELLIGENCE) DEPUTY DIRECTOR (RESEARCH) DEPUTY DIRECTOR (SUPPORT) COMPTROLLER INSPECTOR GENERAL GENERAL COUNSEL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL ESTIMATES *C/EE Distribution: 1 - each listed above (for information only) 1 - D/DCI 1 - O/DDCI 1 - Exec Registry( I Executive Director This memorandum contains information for the addressees. Ad- dressees may give this memorandum additional circulation within their components as required. All copies should be destroyed not filed, upon completion of circulation. A master file will be kept in the Executive Director's Office and will be available upon request. State Dept. review completed III A' 'i I.- Approved For Release 2003/02/ '' : DP80B01676R000100100024-6 Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100100024-6 COPY ER 6-4377 June 45, 1962 SECRET NATIONAL SECURITY ACTION MEMORANDUM NO. 167 TO: The Secretary of State The Secretary of Defense SUBJECT: Harassment of Autobahn Convoys The President has approved the course of action for dealing with Soviet and/or Last German harassment of A flied auto- bahn convoys which the Secretary of State proposed in his a omorandnm of June 5, 1962. /s/ `cGeorge Bundy cc: Director of Central Intelligence General Maxwell D. Taylor (EXEMPTIT R, TRY PIT (X, EGRET COPY Approved For Release 2003/02/27 CIA-RDP80B01676R000100100024-6 Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100100024-6 House approved. to Rogers 6/23/62) sent out. #9565 CIA R 62-4504 rune 5, 1962 ~bjeeet: Proposed Directive for Meeting Harassment of Allied Autobahn Convoys There are at present no explicitly stated US or tripartite rules to determine the conduct of convoys which are hold up by the sets or East Germans on the autobahn except under the specific conditions envisaged in the LIVE OAK plans. General Norstad has believed that he has had sufficient authority in his capacity as commandeer of US Forces in Europe to order some ennpleyment by US convoys of forceful Means (short of use of weapons except in self-defense). We considered it desirable, however, to make thee rules explicit so that they could be reviewed in Washington and could be adopted by the tK and France. In response to requests for a plan embodying such rules, therefore, General Noretad prepared a directive which he at first submitted to VS alone. Now, In slightly modified form which takes into account the comments Embassy Bonn and our Mission in Berlin made concerning the first draft, be has submitted it to the US4, France and Germany through LIVE OAK. He has asked for consideration of all four govern- ments on an urgent basis. A copy of this second draft is enclosed (SILO 5-00288). June 4, 1962 in essence the proposed directive would authorize the following actions by an Allied convoy: 1) U the convoy is denied passage by administrative resistance (e. g.. refusal to clear it through a Soviet checkpoint), by undefended or passive obstacle* which can be removed by means integral to the convoy (pioneer tools, unarmed personnel) or by a small group of tro s bodily blocking the way, the convoy commander after a series of , protests and warnings will proceed forward. If iaitie-lly,. COPY Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100100024-6 Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100100024-6 2) If initially, or after first proceeding as in paragraph 1 above, the convoy encounters defended obstacles or obstacles which cannot be removed or crossed with means integral to the convoy, if the troops blocking the way do not move aside, or if siseabie troop units are encountered disposed for defense, the convoy commander after a series of protests and demands for passage, will withdraw when ordered to do so by the Berlin Comxr>