Department of State Disarmament Files

Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of War ( Rusk ) to the Assistant Secretary of War ( Petersen )


I believe you will be interested in the following marginal note written by the Chief of Staff1 on a recent staff memorandum in connection with a JCS paper on the regulation of armaments:

“Neither in public nor in our own thinking must we ever fail to support honest proposals for world disarmament. The tone of all our messages and replies must not be negative. We must embrace the objective and continuously point out constructive points toward its attainment.”

D[ean] R[usk]
  1. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower.