S/SNSC files, lot 63 D 351, NSC 125 Series

No. 654
Memorandum by the Executive Secretary (Lay) to the National Security Council

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  • United States Objectives and Courses of Action with Respect to Japan


  • NSC 125/51

The enclosed revised financial appendix for the reference report on the subject is transmitted herewith for the information of the National Security Council in connection with its consideration of NSC 125/5 at its meeting on Thursday, June 25. It is requested [Page 1437] that the enclosure be substituted for pages 7 and 8 of NSC 125/5 and that the latter be destroyed by burning.2

James S. Lay, Jr.


Financial Appendix

Cost of Certain Programs for Japan in Fiscal Years 1951, 1952, and 1953 and Estimates for 1954

(Millions of dollars)

Programs 1951 1952 1953 1954
Army 78.6 150.0 300.0 40.0
Navy * 10.6
Air 61.1
Total Military 78.6 150.0 300.0 111.7
Economic 190.5 4.4
Total Assistance 269.1 154.4 300.0 111.7

Note: Estimates of costs of future programs will be considered in subsequent revisions of this document, as the costs of these programs become firm.

  1. See Document 646.
  2. The original financial appendix of NSC 125/5 was not destroyed in the copy in S/SNSC files, lot 63 D 351, NSC 125 Series.
  3. In addition to the Army figures, Public Law 467, 82d Congress, [66 Stat. 443] authorized the loan to Japan of 18 U.S. navy frigates and 50 landing craft for the Japanese Coastal Safety Force. [Footnote in the source text.]
  4. Government and Relief in Occupied Areas (GARIOA). Includes administrative costs and reorientation program. [Footnote in the source text.]
  5. F.Y. 1954 MDA Program submitted to the Congress May 8, 1953, exclusive of training program of $7.9 million for Japanese National Safety Force. [Footnote in the source text.]