21. Memorandum From the Director of the Strategic Services Unit of the Department of War (Magruder) to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Military Intelligence, War Department General Staff (Bissell), the Acting Director of Naval Intelligence (Inglis), and the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (McCormack)0

I wish to propose the immediate establishment of an informal interim committee to effect liaison as well as to discuss and prepare recommendations with respect to cooperation in intelligence matters within our respective authorities arising from the implementation of the Executive Order dated 20 September 1945.
The purpose of this informal committee is to effect immediate coordinated working arrangements within the spirit of the Executive Order and the President’s letter to the Secretary of State dated 20 September 1945.
I should appreciate an early expression of your views in this letter and, if you agree, the designation of a representative to meet as soon as practicable.
John Magruder 1

Brigadier General, USA
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–135. No classification marking.
  2. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.