342. Memorandum From Secretary of State Marshall to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers)0


  • Survey of the Central Intelligence Agency


  • Your memorandum, same subject, dated March 8, 1948, enclosing draft memorandum to Messrs. Dulles-Correa-Jackson1

The terms of the draft memorandum forwarded with your covering memorandum are acceptable to me. A comprehensive survey of the Central Intelligence Agency will necessarily include the relations of that agency to the intelligence organization of the Department as well as an examination of the intelligence facilities of the Department relating to the national security.

I shall instruct the appropriate officers of the Department to cooperate fully with the DullesCorreaJackson Committee and its staff in accomplishing the purposes of the survey.

G.C. Marshall 2
  1. 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.
  2. Document 341.
  3. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.