Policy of the United States With Respect to Atomic Energy and the Regulation of Armaments; President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” Proposal of December 8, 1953; Other Foreign Policy Aspects of U.S. Development of Atomic Energy1

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Continued from Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. i, pp. 443 ff. and 685 ff. For documentation on U.S. national security policy, see pp. 1 ff. Documentation on discussions with the United Kingdom and Canada concerning the threat of general war with the Soviet Union is scheduled for publication in volume vi . For additional documentation on nuclear weapons strategy, see vol. V, Part 1, pp. 482 ff.

For extensive additional information on U.S. atomic energy policy, see Richard G. Hewlett and Francis Duncan, Atomic Shield, 1947–1952: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, volume ii (University Park, Pa., The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1969).


[2] Memorandum by R. Gordon Arneson, to the Secretary of State

G/PM files, lot 68 D 349, “TrumanChurchill Talks”


[3] Report to the President by the National Security Council

S/SNSC files, lot 63 D 351, NSC 120 Series


[4] Memorandum for the President

Truman Library, PSF–Subject file, “Atomic Energy—Expansion of the Fissionable”


[5] Memorandum by the Secretary of State to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Lay)

S/PNSC files, lot 62 D 1, NSC 112 Series


[6] Memorandum by the Secretary of Defense (Lovett) to the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Lay)

G/PM files, lot 68 D 349, “Use Policy, 1950–1955”


[7] Report to the National Security Council by the Psychological Strategy Board

S/SNSC files, lot 63 D 351, NSC 126 Series


[14] Minutes of the Meeting of the United States Members of the Combined Policy Committee, Washington, April 16, 1952, 3:30 p.m.

Atomic Energy files, lot 57 D 688, “Combined Policy Committee”


[22] Memorandum for the Files

330.13/5–852


[23] The Secretary of Defense (Lovett) to the Secretary of State

330.13/5–1352


[24] The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Defense (Lovett)

330.13/5–1352


[25] Memorandum by the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Lay) to the President

Truman Library, PSF–Subject file, “Atomic Energy—Expansion of the Fissionable”


[27] The Secretary of Defense (Lovett) to the Secretary of State

330.13/5–2152


[30] Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State to the President

330.13/5–2852