JMAS-152 David Bruce's diary entries - June 1953

Documents from 01 June 1953 to 30 June 1953

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: President Eisenhower's reiteration of his support for European Unity measures on Jean Monnet's official visit to US,postponement of Rome meeting on EPC,- text of telegram from John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State to Bruce regarding Congress' impatience over continuing delay with EDC, he feels France is the main obstacle and he seeks his opinion on a 4-power conference. Bruce replies such a conference would not be a good idea as it would delay ratification, believes Soviet ambition is to destroy European unity measures. US cannot abandon their policy for creation of united Germany into a Western European Community in face of Soviet pressure,- suggestion that House Foreign Affairs Committee would cut off all new military assistance to EDC countries until the treaty was ratified. Bruce feels this inadvisable as opponents to EDC would maintain that US interest in European army is to obtain German troops,- Monnet's progress in talks in US with regard to financing for ECSC,- Monnet feels new French Cabinet under Joseph Laniel are more pro-EDC,- announcement of loans from US for CSC.

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