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Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State

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NSC 30

Policy on Atomic Warfare

The question raised by Secretary Royall,1 in Tab B, has never officially come before the Department. Recently questions involving use of atomic energy in a possible war with Russia, and particularly the problem of targets, has been discussed informally with air force planners by Messrs. Kennan, Bohlen and Thompson.2

Mr. Gullion has prepared a memorandum on this subject which contains his own personal views (Tab A).

  1. Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army.
  2. Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr., Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs.