Cabinet Meeting Minutes, September 16, 1948. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1948
Discussed speculation re Berlin situation. Also introduced views supporting export licenses of pipe for Middle East pipe line. Construction will be interrupted. ECA program will be endangered by reduction in oil shipments to Western Europe.
Will concur in recommendation - but not strongly - as tankers are more flexible for military purposes.
Concurs but is not entirely convinced that domestic needs should be sacrificed for Middle East requirements.
Heard same arguments re Marshall Plan
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