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NSC REVIEW COMPLETED, 06/26/2003 Approved For Release 2003/09/02 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100120001-9 le le-- Approved For Release 2003/09/02 : CIA-RDP80B0167000100120001-9 March 23, 1963 TOP SECRET MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE For your convenience, I am recording the decisions reached at your meeting with the President on NATO Nuclear Forces on March 22. The President has reviewed this record. 1. The State Department should draft letters from the President to Adenauer and Fanfani as soon as possible, indicating the terms on which we are willing to make a firm commitment to the MLF, and stating that, on these terms, we were in fact eager to go ahead and we invite their acceptance. The central points are: a. The force must be surface borne b. The control system must be such as to retain the U. S. veto It appears preferable to propose now the kind of control arrangements which the Europeans would prefer, rather than to insist on the principle of unanimity if that means that we have to provide for a re-examination of control arrangements at a definite time in the future. The possibility that a future expansion or modernization of the Force could involve submarines rather than surface ships can be raised. 2. The letters should invite a positive response and offer immediate technical discussions on any technical problem that arises. Approved For Release 2003/09/02 : CIA-RDP80B01676R0001001200 1 9 Approved For release 2003/09/02 : CIA-RDP80B0167b2000100120001-9 -2- 3. Some thought must be given to the method of conveying these messages to their addressees in view of the Italian election situation and Chancellor Adenauerts absence in Cadenabbia. An answer from the Italians may not be necessary. 4. There is to be no Congressional consultation on these matters bef ore a response is received from the Germans. If a response is not forthcoming promptly, and Congressional pressure mounts, the two Departments will consult further with the President on the nature of the presentation to be made to the interested Congressional committees. 5. The two Departments should prepare recommendations for action in the event that a negative or a noncommittal response is received from the Germans. In particular, $ie question of what further can be done on Paragraph 6 forces and whether a new political control mechanism can usefully be associated with them should be examined. So should any other alternatives which appear fruitful. The question of whether an indefinite or ambiguous response should be taken as a signal to halt U. S. efforts on the MLF should also be examined. 4 Carl Kaysen TOP SECRET Approved For Release 2003/09/02 : .CIA-RDP80B01676R000100120001-9 10P sLCRET IEI> when blank - TC IECRET when attached to Top Secret Do 0hhent - Automatically downgraded C'ZET ~ ~Y ~ss~~, 'd9 ?t FOBeP76R000100120001-9 CONTROL AND COVER SHEET FOR TOP SECRET DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION REGISTRY SOURCE :ihite House CIA CONTROL NO. 1,93282 DOC. NO. DATE DOCUMENT RECEIVED DOC. DATE 23 ar 63 25 ,Tar 63 COPY NO. ;1 LOGGED Y NUMBER OF PAGES 2 mem/J R NUMBER OF ATTACHMENTS none ATTENTION: This form will be placed on top of and attached to each Top Secret document received by the Central Intelligence Agency or classified Top Secret within the OCIA and will remain attached to the document until such time as it is downgraded, destroyed, or transmitted outside of CIA. Access to Top Secret matter is limited to Top Secret Control personnel and those individuals whose official duties relate to the matter. 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