90. Note From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Lay) to the National Security Council1
SCOPE AND PACE OF COVERT OPERATIONS
- Memo for NSC from Acting Executive Secretary, same subject, dated June 27, 19512
- Memo for NSC from Executive Secretary, same subject, dated August 22, 19513
- Memo for NSC from Executive Secretary, same subject, dated October 9, 19514
As of October 23, 1951, the statutory members of the National Security Council approved the recommendations contained in Reference A as amended by the changes contained in Reference C. The Director of Central Intelligence had concurred therein.
Accordingly, the report as amended and approved is enclosed herewith for information and appropriate implementation by all departments and agencies concerned, as indicated therein.
It is requested that special security precautions be taken in the handling of this report and that access be limited strictly to individuals requiring the information contained therein to carry out their official duties.
It is further requested that all copies of the reference memoranda be withdrawn and returned to this office upon receipt of this report.
- Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, NSC 10/4 ( Document 42) was withdrawn on December 13, after the approval of NSC 10/5. (Memorandum from Lay to the National Security Council, December 13; Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary File, Subject File)↩
- Document 76.↩
- The August 22 memorandum transmitted the JCS views ( Document 83?) to the National Security Council.↩
- Document 89.↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩
- Top Secret. Also printed in Michael Warner, ed., The CIA Under Harry Truman, pp. 437–439.↩
- NSC 48/5,
“U.S. Objectives, Policies and Courses of Action in Asia,”
is printed in
Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. VI, pp. 33– 63.↩