J.C.S. Files

The President to the Presidents Chief of Staff (Leahy)1


Memorandum for Admiral Leahy

In regard to the Combined Staff proposals2 concerning need of closer coordination of propaganda policy as between Washington, [Page 1317] London and the various theatres of war, I have talked this over with the Prime Minister.

Both of us would like to have further examination of this plan.

It creates three new authorities. It creates a central authority of only four, omitting OWI and the British PWE.

Personally, I wonder if it is necessary or whether it could be handled for a while under less machinery, using preferably a more informal method.

F[ranklin] D. R[oosevelt]
  1. Circulated by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff in C.C.S. 310/3, September 8, 1943. For the consideration of this paper at the 118th Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff on September 10, see ante, p. 1226.
  2. Ante, p. 1315.