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August 5, 1952
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Approved For Release e2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020160-6 Official Diary Tuesday, 5 August 1952 1. Passed on to - and to Frank Wisner the Director's desire 25X1A9a to use the services of whose activities are known to one 25X1A5a1 in the Operation Of ices., 2. At the Deputies' meeting, expressed irritation at the nature of the questions raised in the letter from Director Allen of PSB to the DCI, and indicated that I would prepare a memorandum giving the full background of this matter. The DCI indicated that this was not necessary; that all that was required was a draft of reply to the Allen letter and I undertook to draft same. 3. At the Deputies' meeting, reference was made to the deteriorat- ing economic situation in Poland. L. The DCI instructed me to confirm with Doc Matthews of State that the Department had no objection to Tr._ Buck visiting Moscow, upon the understanding that no barter deal was contemplated. I later confirmed this with Undersecretary Matthew, who said that the Department would accept our judgment as to the value of such a trip and had no objection thereto, so long as Buck did not undertake to deliver copper or lead, or other pro- hibited items, to the Soviets. The Department would have no objection to having Buck purchase manganese for cash. 5. Prepared and forwarded to Adm. Dennison CIA's comment on Senator Sparkman's letter to the President relating to the FTC report on oil. 6. Chatted with Gen. Weckerling respecting his replacement as Chairman of the Watch Committee. We agreed that it would be best at this time to appoint an acting chairman and was mentioned. indicated his agreement to this procedure and said that he would be satisfied 7. Discussed with Dr. Whitman, Chairman of ROB., and Dr. Chadwell, the R&DB request for an over-all estimate on'Soviet scientific and technical capabilities. I explained to Dr. Whitman the status of NIE 65 and said that we hoped the scientific and technical portion of this paper would be adequate for R&DB's needs this year, even though it would come in somewhat later than the time he had specified. In subsequent years, we hoped to key the estimating program into the budgeting program, in which event an appropriate estimate would be ready in time for R&.DB. Dr. Whitman (CONTINUED) This document is part of an Integrated Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A0001000201eMted from the file It must be subjected to individual systematic revipiv. Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A00010OQ20160-6 ' I T SECRET `"W Security Information Official Diary 5 August 1952 NSC, if necessary. with a coordinated estimate as of December 1, 1952, and if that could not be obtained by that date would accept a CIA, uncoordinated paper on this subject. This would obviate the need for any request being made through the. NSC or the NSC Senior Staff. Dr. Whitman indicated that he had discussed this matter with Sec. Lovett, who had authorized him to make requests on the 25X1A9a 8. Met with Messrs. Sheldon and-respecting the CIA position on the ad hoc USCIB committee on P/T. This was a preliminary discussion. 25X1A9a 9. Discussed briefly with Messrs. the timing of sending Strategic Division personnel to Adm. Overesch. No final decision was reached, pending further discussion with Adm. Overesch. 10. Authorized Mr. Reber to cancel the IAC meeting this Thursday 25X1A9a and later notified the Director. 25X1A9a 11. in connection with the discussions of I later mentioned this in the IADst meeting and requested that such profiles be prepared. ...w SECRET Security Information Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000lpdV d0 Pa11 of an Integrated i e. separated from the file it must be subjected to individual systematic review.