The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
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Memorandum for the President

The Joint Chiefs of Staff find that it is necessary to obtain Marshal Stalin’s approval of holding a meeting with the Soviet Staff to discuss details of possible participation in the war against Japan and suggest that you speak to Marshal Stalin with the purpose of obtaining his agreement.

(Sec J C S)1
  1. An endorsement on this paper by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Executive Secretary reads: “Cdr Clark reported at 1615, 6 Feb 45 that this memo had been delivered to the President by Adm Leahy”.