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Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
C. C. S. 880/9
Program and Procedure for the Conference
- We suggest that in accordance with the procedure we have adopted at previous conferences, the United States and British Chiefs [Page 244]of Staff should hold their domestic meetings in the morning and the Combined Chiefs of Staff should meet in the afternoon at 1430.1
- We suggest also that we should aim to work to the attached programme.
- i. e., at 2:30 p.m.↩
The United States Chiefs of Staff commented on this program as follows in a memorandum of July 16 (C. C. S. 880/10), which was approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff at their 193d Meeting, July 16 (see vol.
ii, p. 36):
“1. The program suggested by C. C. S. 880/9 is satisfactory, subject to such rearrangement of subjects as may later appear desirable, except that:—
- “a. No dates should be specified for the meetings, as such cannot be determined at this time.
- “b. Whether discussion of Russian participation will prove appropriate or necessary remains to be determined. This item has been left on the agenda pending firm determination in light of later developments.
- “c. It is presumed that item 3 of the 4th Meeting, as listed in the Enclosure to C. C. S. 880/9 refers to the subject matter of C. C. S. 884/2 [ document No. 614] and that the title of this item should be the same as the title of that paper, ‘Information for the Russians Concerning the Japanese War.’ ”