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December 14, 2016
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June 13, 2001
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September 11, 1950
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Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP80-0 b65A000500120024-4 25X1A 25X1A September 11, 1950 - in Office of Director INT&ADEPART1IENTAL FOaEIGN INFORMATION ORGA)ITZATION INFORMAL MINIITES. OF MEETING OF DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANTS Present: Economic Cooperation Administ Central intelligence Agency Department of State - Mr. Sargeant -- Acting Director Mr. Stone - Executive Secretary .Mr. Oechsner Mr. Phillips Department of Defense - General Magruder Joint Chiefs of Staff ? Admiral Stevens National Security Resources Board ,. Mr. Sheppard Berd ing As Acting Chairman, Mr. Sargeant introduced Mr. Andrew Berding who has been appointed liaison represen- tative of the Economic Cooperation Administratio . the technical report on balloons by the Joint Meteoroiagicai Introduced Qf introduced of CIA who presented a ' Taking-up the first item on the mends, countries. Mr. Berding undertook to arrange for further analysis and evaluation by the Paris office of ECA. No decision was taken by the Board on.the balloon paper" It was agreed, however to continue discussion of this subject at the special. meeting on September 13, returned; fifty ca ids bave .been returned-Pram the YIron curtain area. The maximum radius of these toy balloons is five hundred miles. ECA plans call for a number of similar projects in Germany. Italy and other Ruranean ommitee. reviewed the various types of balloons now avaa a e,, techniques for use of balloons as propaganda carrying devices, meteorological factors and current information on accuracy. by ECA InEcunneetlonowrith Marshal]sPlan exhibits?ins Europe. He noted that 207,00.0 small rubber balloons have been released by individuals during the past flew months, Each balloon has carried a message. and return post card. SECRET State Dept. declassification & release instructions--on file Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP80-01065A000500120024-4 Approved For Rele 2003/06/12: CIA- &Q%- 1065A0000,120024-4 2 Turning to Item two on the agenda, Mr. Sargeant requested Mr. Phillips to report on the status of working groups. Mr. Phillips-stated that three working groups have been set up to prepare psychological warfare l p ans. 1. China headed by Mr. George Taylor 2? Korea initiated by IFIS 3. Germany initiated by IFIS In response to a question by Admiral Stevens, Mr. Stone stated that IFIS was considering similar pro- jects covering certain other situations in addition to further work on the national organization recommended in NSC 74. Admiral Stevens reported that he had forwarded to Mr. Barrett three copies of the psychological warfare plan prepared by JCS in support of current emergency war plans. He requested that special security precautions be observed in handling'these papers and suggested that they be Carefully reviewed. Admiral Stevens pointed out further that the State Department should prepare a similar plan covering itz responsibilities and tasks in the event of war. After general discussion, Mr. Sargeant asked that the Executive Secretary report at the next meeting on target dates for completion of the State Department plan. General Magruder noted that the Defense Department had not yet forwarded its com?nents on NSC 74. Mr. Phillips reported that the State Department rlanning Staff is currently working on the political con- tent of U. S. policy in the event of war with Russia' and that Mr. Barrett has been asked to prepare a report on psychological objectives. Mr. Schwinn, who has been assigned to this project, will be prepared to report at the next meeting. Mr. Sargeant reported that the Secretary of State has forwarded the letter to the Secretary of Defense requesting Air Force support for rel : f o::.'earthquake victims in Assam. on adjourning the meeting, Mr. Sargeant reminded members of the special meeting on September 13 at Mr. Barrett's home. Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP80-01065A000500120024-4