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THE FIRST "FIRST CUSTOMER": HARRY TRUMAN

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Approved for Release: 2018/05/22 C06749260
APPROVED FOR RELEASE Historical Programs Staff DATE: 22-May-2018
(U) The First "First Customer": Harry Truman
(U) Harry Truman did not set up the first postwar central intelligence organization solely because
"all [he] wanted was a [classified] newspaper" prepared by a "global news service, delivering
daily bulletins." Having next to no experience as a consumer of intelligence when he suddenly