JMAS-135 David Bruce's diary entries - January 1952Documents from 01 January 1952 to 31 January 1952
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Remarks on: French Government debate on no confidence in Budget,discussion with General Eisenhower, Al Gruenther, Doug MacArthur (SHAPE) at the Foreign Ministers' Conference on the European Army and in reconciling differences between Benelux countries and the larger nations
Jean Monnet opposed to bilateral talks on EDF,- efforts to bring Dutch around to more co-operative attitude in the European Army affair,- talks with people from Monnet's office regarding French military Budget,- fall of René Pleven's cabinet
Eisenhower's announcement that he would run on the Republican ticket if he was nominated to the Presidential race,- text of Bruce's address at NATO War College on US foreign policy,- meeting with Maurice Schuman, regarding Germany, and idea of having the global amount of military budgets suggested by the NATO "Wise Men",- discussions with delgates to EDF conference regarding the European Army. Belgians causing problems as they want a coalition of armies and no delegation to a central authority of portions of the national sovereignty of member countries,- Pleven's decision not to join Edgar Faure's government, wants to be free to speak on European Army debate without any ministerial restrictions,- telegrams between Dean Acheson, Secretary of State and Bruce regarding Bruce's return to US as Under Secretary of State following the NATO meeting in Lisbon. Bruce feels the appointment would be a mistake as he had hoped that the European Army and contractual agreement would be completed, and because of confused political situation in France, it would be difficult for a new person to establish relationships. Acheson states that it is essential for him to return and Jimmy Dunn to replace him
Walter Hallstein's concerns over the French action in changing the status of its High Commissioner to the Saar to Ambassador,- Konrad Adenauer's dissatisfaction regarding lack of French assurances on Saar.
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