The Staff Assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff, in the Office of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Captain H. A. Knoertzler (U.S. Navy), in a memorandum
dated February 25, 1955, furnished to the Department of State “extracts from
a decision by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 27 September, 1952” regarding the
United States position on a three-mile limit, which read as follows:
The full text of the decision was not found in Department of State or Department of Defense files.