Records of the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee, Lot 52–M45

Memorandum by President Truman to the Acting Secretary of State

SWNCC 19/22

With respect to your recent undated memorandum on the subject of “Continuation of Construction of Airfield at Dhahran”, I approve the completion of the construction by the War Department at its own expense of this airfield and its auxiliary facilities with the following provisos:

That the terms set forth in the second paragraph of page two of your memorandum17 be made conditions of the agreement to complete the construction, and;
That the Congress either approve for this purpose the use of War Department funds already appropriated, or that the Congress make an additional appropriation therefor.

Harry S. Truman
  1. Paragraph 6 of the memorandum.