170. Editorial Note

Sections of NSC 5407 (which replaced NSC 161), “Status of United States Programs for National Security as of December 31, 1953,” were circulated on February 17, 1954, and in subsequent circulars as they were prepared. The report was discussed at the 187th, 188th, and 190th meetings of the NSC on March 4, 11, and 25, 1954. (National Archives, RG 59, S/S–NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5407) Part 8, “The Foreign Intelligence Program” was prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. (Eisenhower Library, White House Office, Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, NSC Series, Status of Projects, NSC 5407, Boxes 4–5) NSC 5407 is discussed in an editorial note in Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, volume II, Part 1, page 633.