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October 10, 1955
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Approved for Release: 2017/09/07 602287887 FO r of Central ntel Fa-ce.41 Zit ?5O56 It 10 October 1955 enCe ort for Earth Satellite a ould like to make the following suggeatloni scale of support by the CIA to the earth satellite program. ubject to Bureau of the Budget o rent EEO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs b. We should undertake to provide further funds in the rt of this fiscal year if, and only if, you decide to seek a supple- ppropriation from the Congress. This action is feasible as d by the Bureau of the Budget, and the requested appropriation ly voted by the Congress. EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs c. We should undertake to provide mere in Tiecal Year 1957. EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs 2. In explanation of what may appear to be a rather generous proposal, I can only repeat arguments that were advanced in the meeting of 6 October. a. There is no doubt in my mind that the satellite program Lied as a purely military venture, and it seems to me legitimate partment of Defense should ask those arms of the Government concerned with non-military aspects of the cold war to give sign.ifi- ncial support to an undertaking which they supported and one of as of which is to accomplish non-military results,E0 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs EO _ EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs ! ,L Approved for Release: 2017/09/07 CO2287887 LJL1 4 5Yrs Approved for Release: 2017/09/07 CO2287887,i imer? - 1=r? fTh a_ The total CIA r no tribution seems to me not e t in paragraph 2 above or as stibscription to rprise in which you wish to MC DAM* o Ue arg the common stock in an tain a continuing interest. on the proposal in para. EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs I-?,J I 0,-)GU J.Jkl.J)i. I )---G,) I I J ? elike kraavoies,w quire and main EO 13526 3.3(b)(1)>2 4 I closing,ht point out that no important Issue * y is here involved since the decisIon has been made to procied satellite and the only Question at issue is wh.e a Oval, num rkf E0 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs Eu 13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs CC: :tttzen on the P 1LI.UL4 R rumearcn ai be objective in the above recomin iev ti (sgd) Richard M, Bisspii, Jr; I place t pro rsk BISSELL, 3R. t to the Director and Coordination Approved for Release: 2017/09/07 CO2287887