Executive Secretariat Files
Note by the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers) to the Council
The Strategic Importance of Formosa
Upon the request of the Acting Secretary of State1 for an appraisal of the strategic implications to U.S. security should Formosa and its immediately adjacent islands, including the Pescadores, come under an administration which is susceptible of exploitation by Kremlin-directed communists, the views of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the subject were obtained and are circulated herewith for the information of the National Security Council.
- Robert A. Lovett.↩