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National Security Council Intelligence Directives, 1947–1950


422. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 4

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, DullesJacksonCorrea Report, Annex 10. Confidential.


423. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 5

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 95, NSCIDs. Top Secret.


424. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 6

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, DullesJacksonCorrea Report, Annex 12. Secret.


425. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 2

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, DullesJacksonCorrea Report, Annex 8. Confidential.


426. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 3

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, DullesJacksonCorrea Report, Annex 9. Secret.


427. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 7

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 95, Box 1799, NSC IDs. Secret. Also reproduced in CIA Cold War Records: The CIA under Harry Truman, pp. 177–179.


428. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 8

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, DullesJacksonCorrea Report, Annex 14. Secret.


429. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 10

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 195, NSCIDs. Secret.


430. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 11

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, Subject File, Current Policies of the Government of the United States of America Relating to the National Security. Top Secret.


431. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 12

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, Subject File, Current Policies of the Government of the United States of America Relating to the National Security. Top Secret.


432. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 1

Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, Subject File. Secret. This revision of NSCID 1 was approved by NSC Action No. 275 on January 19 (National Archives and Records Administration, RG 273, Records of the National Security Council, Record of Actions, Box 55), which added paragraph 6 (on intelligence in crisis situations) to the existing NSCID 1, which had been approved by the NSC on July 7, 1949; see Document 385. In all other respects, the 1949 and 1950 versions are identical except for a renumbering of paragraphs. The July 1949 text of NSCID 1 superseded the original NSCID 1, approved by the NSC on December 12, 1947; see Document 335. The December 12, 1947, text is reproduced in CIA Cold War Records: The CIA under Harry Truman, pp. 169–171. The 1949 revision, which resulted from NSC approval of the NSC 50 (McNarney Report) recommendations on implementation of the Dulles Survey proposals, introduced three changes in the 1947 text. It formally designated the Director of Central Intelligence as Chairman of the Intelligence Advisory Committee and made the FBI a member of the IAC (both provisions in paragraph 1). In the last sentence of paragraph 5, the 1949 version altered the formulation on dissents in national intelligence. (In the December 1947 text, this sentence read: “Intelligence so disseminated shall be officially concurred in by the Intelligence Agencies or shall carry an agreed statement of substantial dissent.”)


435. National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 9

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Records of the Executive Secretariat, NSC Files: Lot 66 D 195, NSCIDs. Confidential. This is the second version of this NSC ID. The first was dated July 1, 1948. (Ibid.) See the Supplement. The only substantive difference between the two texts is the addition of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the list of agencies enumerated in paragraph 2.