DESIRE OF DE GAULLE TO PATCH UP HIS DIFFERENCES WITH THE WESTERN ALLIANCE

Created: 4/4/1963

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WITH THE WESTERN ALLIANCE

PRECEDENCE ROUTIHE REFERENCES

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GAULLE POINTED OUT TEAT HE HAD TO ACT DRAMATICALLY US JANUARY

f= BECAUSE HE HAD POLITICAL CONCERNS ABOUT THEARRET AND ABOUT NIC LEARINTS VETCH DID SOT FITITH HIS DESIGN FOR EUROPE. HE WAS PARTICULARLY

CONCERNEDUTURE LABOR PARTY GOVERNMENT IN GREAT ERITAZN UNDER HARCLD

WILSON WOUID WRECK THE COMMON MARKET FROM INS IDS. IT WAS THEREFORE IMPORTANT 1

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2. DE GAULLE ADMITTED THAT TKE POSITIONS TEAT HE BAD TAKEN DI JANUARY. AND FEBRUARY aAD CAUSED ADISARRAY OR EVEN DISLOCATION WITHIN TEE WESTERN ALLIANCE, BUT HAVING 'ACCOMPLISHED HIS IONG-RNAGE OBJECTIVES, HE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TDfiE HOT ONLY TO PATCH UP THE DIFFERENCES, BUT TO RESTORE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE ALLIANCE WAS WORKING SMOOTHLY.

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ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT CONFIRM

I. DE GAULLE WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IE DISCUSSING AMKRICAB REACTION TO THE GAULLLST POSITIONS. DE GAULLE SAID THAT HE APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE BRANCH AHD CCNKESS HAD ACTED WITH GREAT DISCRETION AND RESTRAINT, AND AT THE EXCITED REACTION STEMMED FROM COURNALISTIC COMMENT.

IT PRECISELY THAT CERTAIN PERSONS IN OR HEAR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAD TALKED TOO MUCH AND TOO VEHEMENTLY ABOUT RECENT EUROPEAN DEVEIDPMENTS; THEY MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT THEIR WORDS ARE PICKED UP DI DIPLOMATIC AND JOURNALISTIC CIRCLES IN WASHINGTON AND .'SPORTED BACK TO THEIR GOVERNMENTS. DE GAULLE WAS INTERESTED TO LEARNAJG> -VTEREST CP AMERICAN LECTURE AUDIENCES IN THE UNITED STATES CONCERNS THE IMAGE ABROAD OF THE PRESENT AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION.)

%. ALTHOUGH DE GAULLE APPEARED TO WANT TO WORK OUT SOLUTIONS ON NATO AND NUCLEAR MATTERS WITH TEE UNITED STATES,ADS SO CONCRETE HtQPCSAIB. THE QUAIPECIFICALLY MADE THE POINT THATOULDOOD IDEA TO BRING PRESIDENT

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GAULLE AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY TOGETHER, ALTHOUGH THERE HERE VARIOUS DIFFICULTIES OF PROTOCOL IN THE WAX. OKE OF THESE VAS THE FACT THAT FSESXDEST KENNEDY EAS ALREADY VISITED FRANCE AND IT WAS PRESUMABLY DE GAULLE'S TOtM TO VISIT TEE UNITED STATES. THIS LED TO THE PROBLEM OF HOW INITIATIVES WOULD BE TAKEN AND 3DW THEY WOULD BE RECEIVED, ETC.

DE GAULLE INDICATED INTEREST IN AUSTRIAN AND DAHUBIAN PROBLEMS. HE IB CONVINCED THAT TBE SOVIET UNION FACES GREAT PROBLEMS AT THE MOMENT, BOTH INTERNALLY AND FROM THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS. THEREFORE, HE FEELS AUSTRIA MLST NOT JOIN THE COMMON MARKET NOR BECOME DEEPLY COMMITTED TO WESTERN EUROPE, SC THAT IT CANRIDGE TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, AND POLAND, IN CASE THERE SHOULD BE ANY ALTERATION LN THE SITUATION IN THE EASTERN BLOC.

DE GAULLE DID NOT DISCUSS FRENCH NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENTS, NCR ANY SPECIFIC NUCLEAR SUBJECTS OUTSIDE THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF LHE ALLIANCE.

ilELD DlSSEM: NONE.

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