Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Krug, Julius A. (Julius Albert), 1907-1970; Forrestal, James, 1892-1949; Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Cabinet meetings; Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, September 16, 1948. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1948

10:00 am

MARSHALL

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.

FORRESTAL

Will concur in recommendation - but not strongly - as tankers are more flexible for military purposes.

KRUG

Concurs but is not entirely convinced that domestic needs should be sacrificed for Middle East requirements.

MARSHALL

Heard same arguments re Marshall Plan


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