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317. Central Intelligence Group Paper No. 24/1

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–276. Confidential. Attached to a May 13 memorandum from Earman to the members of the Intelligence Advisory Board, which noted that it was circulated at the request of the Director of Central Intelligence as an alternative to CIG 24 ( Document 189).


318. Minutes of the 13th Meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–281. Secret. The meeting was held in the North Interior Building. The text printed reflects changes in a correction sheet issued on May 26, which was attached to the minutes. See the Supplement.


319. Minutes of the 10th Meeting of the National Intelligence Authority

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–245, Job 84–00473R, Box 3. Top Secret. The meeting was held at the State Department.


320. Minutes of the 14th Meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–281. Secret. The meeting was held in the North Interior Building.


321. Memorandum From the General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Group (Houston) to the Director of Central Intelligence (Hillenkoetter)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–806, Item 2. Secret. Sent to the Director of Central Intelligence through ICAPS. The source text is a transcript made for the CIA Historian on October 15, 1952.


322. National Intelligence Authority Directive No. 10

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Files, No. 132. Secret.


323. Minutes of the 15th Meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–281. Secret. The meeting was at the North Interior Building.


324. Minutes of the 16th Meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–281. Secret. The meeting was held at the North Interior Building.


325. National Intelligence Authority Directive No. 11

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 132. Confidential.


326. Memorandum From the Secretary of State’s Acting Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (Armstrong) to Acting Secretary of State Lovett

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research: Lot 58 D 776, JIS, JIC, JCS. Restricted.


327. Letter From the Secretary of State’s Acting Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (Armstrong) to Director of Central Intelligence Hillenkoetter

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–806, Item 9. Secret.


328. Letter From the Acting Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (Armstrong) to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers)

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, Records of the National Security Council. Confidential.


329. Memorandum From the Chief of the Global Survey Group, Central Intelligence Agency (Montague) to the Assistant Director for Reports and Estimates (Babbit)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–450, Item 24. Confidential.


330. Memorandum From the Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Kennan) to the Under Secretary of State (Lovett)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Policy Planning Staff Files, 1947–53: Lot 64 D 563, Box 10, Intelligence. No classification marking. The Policy Planning Staff minutes for November 18 indicate that Kennan would recommend to Lovett that the Policy Planning Staff go over the draft NIA directives sent to the Department for comment. (Ibid., Box 32)


331. Memorandum From the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (Armstrong) to Acting Secretary of State Lovett

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research: Lot 58 D 776, Drafts of NSC Directives to Replace NIA Directives. Top Secret.


332. Minutes of a Meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–657. Secret. The meeting was held in the North Interior Building. The minutes themselves do not identify this as an IAB meeting and there was some debate on the subject at the table (see especially Hillenkoetter’s exchange with Admiral Inglis and General Chamberlin at the end of the meeting). Darling describes this as an IAB meeting, pointing out that the IAB did not go out of existence when the National Security Act came into force because the NSC extended the validity of National Intelligence Authority Directives for 60 days. (Darling, The Central Intelligence Agency, pp. 211–212)


333. Memorandum From the Chairman of the Research and Development Board (Bush) to Secretary of Defense Forrestal

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–806, Item 10. Secret. The source text is a copy transcribed for the CIA Historian on July 3, 1953.


334. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary (Souers) to the National Security Council

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Policy Planning Staff, NSC Files: Lot 62 D 1, NSC Intelligence Directives. Top Secret.


335. Minutes of the 3d Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files. Top Secret. The meeting was held in the office of the Secretary of Defense.


336. National Security Council Resolution

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 148, Box 1555. Top Secret. The source text is Annex 1 to the Intelligence Survey Group Report to the NSC, January 1, 1949. The full text is in the Supplement. The resolution was approved by the NSC at its 5th meeting January 13. A brief entry in the minutes records that Souers presented the resolution and the NSC approved it and forwarded the names of Allen Dulles, Mathias Correa, and William H. Jackson for the President’s consideration as members of the survey group. (National Archives and Records Administration, RG 273, Records of the National Security Council, Minutes, Fifth Meeting) The resolution was approved as NSC Action No. 25. (Ibid., Record of Actions, Box 55)


337. Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Hillenkoetter to the Intelligence Advisory Committee

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–54. Confidential. Sent to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Research and Intelligence; the Director of Intelligence, Army General Staff; the Chief of Naval Intelligence; the Director of Air Force Intelligence; and for information to the Director of Security and Intelligence, Atomic Energy Commission, and the Deputy Director, Joint Intelligence Group, Joint Staff.


338. Letter From the Secretary of Defense’s Special Assistant (McNeil) to Mathias F. Correa

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 86–B00269R, Box 5. Personal and Secret.


339. Letter From Sherman Kent to Director of Central Intelligence Hillenkoetter

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–808, Item 4. Secret. The source text is a copy transcribed for the CIA Historian on March 9, 1953. Kent had been invited by Hillenkoetter in December 1947 to survey the Office of Reports and Estimates. (Darling, The Central Intelligence Agency, pp. 301–302)


340. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers) to Allen W. Dulles, Mathias F. Correa, and William H. Jackson

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 80–M01009A, Box 1, Folder 12. Restricted. The source text indicates that a copy was sent to the Director of Central Intelligence.


341. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers) to Secretary of State Marshall

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Decimal File 1945–49, 101.61/3–848. Restricted.


342. Memorandum From Secretary of State Marshall to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Decimal File 1945–49, 101.61/3–848. Restricted. Drafted by W. Park Armstrong.


343. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers) to Allen W. Dulles, Mathias F. Correa, and William H. Jackson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 148. The source text is Annex 2 of the Survey Group Terms of Reference II report to the National Security Council entitled “The Central Intelligence Agency and National Organization for Intelligence,” January 1, 1949.


344. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Intelligence Survey Group (Blum) to Allen W. Dulles, Mathias F. Correa, and William H. Jackson

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 86–B00269R, Box 5. Secret.


345. Minutes of the 10th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, Subject File. Top Secret. The meeting was held in the Conference Room at the White House. Although the series of Presidential memoranda on the NSC meetings begins with the 9th meeting, no such memorandum was found for the 10th session.


346. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Intelligence Survey Group (Blum) to Allen W. Dulles, Mathias F. Correa, and William H. Jackson

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 80–M01009A, Box 1, Folder 12. Secret.


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