24. Memorandum From the Director’s Assistant (Tamm) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)0

I think that your apprehension about the form the World-wide Intelligence Service will take is well-founded, in view of the inclination in the attached memorandum that “Departmental” activity will be continued.1 I think that if the final die is cast in line with what we recognize as the General Donovan plan in this program, we should still try to get out of this mess.2


  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, FBI Documents. No classification marking.
  2. Not further identified.
  3. The words “we should still try to get out of this mess” have been underlined in the source text, and directly below, apparently in Hoover’s hand, is written: “I most certainly agree. H.”