Editorial Note

On July 7, President Truman announced that he was requesting Congress to provide the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission with fiscal year 1951 supplemental appropriations of $260 million for additional plants and facilities. The President’s statement declared that until international control had been achieved, the United States was compelled to strengthen its own defenses by providing the necessary atomic energy production capacity. For text, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 1950 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1965), page 519, or Department of State Bulletin, July 24, 1950, page 129. On September 27, 1950, President Truman signed the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1951, which included an additional $260 million for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (64 Stat. 1044).