282. Memorandum From George H. Butler of the Policy Planning Staff to the Under Secretary of State (Lovett) and Secretary of State Marshall 0

The text of the paper regarding the establishment of a Special Services unit in CIA, attached to the June 2nd memorandum from the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council,1 conforms with my understanding of Mr. Lovett’s views as a result of his conversation with Mr. Forrestal and Mr. Dulles.

The Policy Planning Staff suggests that the detailed directive referred to in the final paragraph (b) of the paper be drafted in the first instance by a representative to be designated by the Secretary and one to be designated by Mr. Forrestal. Mr. Davies of the Policy Planning Staff has been following this subject for the Department. He is temporarily abroad on an official mission. Mr. Butler of the Planning Staff is handling this part of Mr. Davies’ work.

George H. Butler 2
  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Policy Planning Staff Files 1947–53: Lot 64 D 563. Top Secret.
  2. Document 281.
  3. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.