Department of the Army Files: Telegram

No. 1307
The Acting Chairman of the Interim Committee (Harrison) to the Secretary of War (Stimson)
top secret

War 35987. Secretary of War Eyes Only TopSec from Harrison.

All your local military advisors engaged in preparation definitely favor your pet city1 and would like to feel free to use it as first choice if those on the ride select it out of four possible spots in the light of local conditions at the time.

  1. The reference is to the selection of Kyoto as a possible target for atomic attack. See Stimson and Bundy, On Active Service in Peace and War, p. 625.