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Approved For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R002700040006-5 CONFIDENTIAL OPERATIONS COORDINATING BOARD December 17, 1959 NOTE TO HOLDERS OF: Memorandum for the Operations Coordinating Board dated March 10, 1954, subject: "Special Committee Report on Indo-China, Phase "A" (NSC Action No. 1019a)" With the concurrence of organizations primarily concerned with its development, the above document and its inclosure is hereby down- graded from TOP SECRET to SECRET. All holders are requested to place appropriate downgrading markings on this report in accordance with the security regulations of their respective agencies. V'A Bromley Smith Executive Officer NSC review(s) completed. Approved For Release 2006/03/17: CIA-RDP80B016766aMMRV ' 270/Co-( Ap roved for Release 2006/03/17 CIA RDP80B01676R002700040006 Ap SENDER WILL CHECK CLASSIFICATION TOP AND BOTTOM ' UNCLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS INITIALS DATE 1 Executive Registry - 2 3 4 5 6 ACTION DIRECT REPLY PREPARE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH RECOMMENDATION COMMENT FILE RETURN CONCURRENCE INFORMATION SIGNATURE Remarks : This is the final action taken on the TS documents which I returned to you on 6 December. The numbers are 93581, 93563, 93581-A. Angela FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME. ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. DATE DDP~ 22 Dec 5 rov 41IC a / 3/ 7ccOA 0 676 1t O4 FORM 1 A R N505- 237 which may b used NG U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE; 1955-C,342531 For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA _RDP80B0'1676R0027000400 TO: ER- The attached are the papers that were taken from the box of reti d re SA/DCI files. Note the covering memd Wh en we receive notice from the OCB as to the official downgrading, I will forward it to you. Thanks for all your help. Angela ROOM NO. 2038 FORM 1 FEB 55 241 BA/OCB REPLACES FORM 36-8 WHICH MAY BE USED. FORM I FEB N505 241 REPLACES FORM 36-8 WHICH MAY BE USED. DATE 4 Dec 59 Approved 'Release 20Q610:3117, CIA-RDP80BO1676R002700040006-5 25 November 1959 MEMORANDUM FOR: Colonel Ernest F. John Deputy Director Office of OCB Affairs Department of Defense SUBJECT: Downgrading or Declassification of OCB Document In accordance with your memo of 2 November 1959, we have reviewed the Memorandum for the 0CB, 10 March 1954, subject: "Special Committee Report on Indo-China, Phase A (NSC Action 1019a). ra It is our opinion that the factors dictating the.original Top Secret classification of the report attached to the above-mentioned memorandum, are still partially valid. We would agree. however, to a downgrading to Secret. THOMAS A. PARROTT Approved For Release 2006/0311T- A~RDP80B01676R002700040006-5 2-701(0( AOproVefd j1ppl-9 __ ass 2046/03/17: CIA-RDP80B01676R002700040006-5 OF"CE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON 25, D.C. 2 November 1959 FARM FOR MR. TH(X4AS A. PARROT Central Intelligence Agency 2430 E Street Washington 25, D.C. ng or Declsification of OCB Document e Executive Assistant, OCB Staff? has trap fitted to this office a request frczi the Chief MAAG, Viet-llem to downgrade or declassify the following 0013 document: Memorandum for the OCB, ited 10 March 195k, subject: "Special Committee Report on Indo-China, Phase "A" (NSC Action 10190"1 classified Top Secret. Subject is unclassified. The requesting office did not indicate reason for desiring this document to be down- graded* Defense participation in the development of the referenced memorandum involved primarily the Office of Special Operations (050), Office of the Secretary of Defense. OSO has advised that it will defer to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of State in downgrading or declassifying this document. Request that you initiate a review of those portions of the memorandum assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency for action and advise this office of the appropriate reclassification that may be assigned. State has been requested to initiate a similar review of the classification of the political sections of the document. Upon receipt of replies frcm your agency and frm the Department of State, this office will reco>mlmend to the OCB Staff Executive Officer the appropriate reclassi- fication of the document. Ernest F. John Colonel, WAF Deputy Director Office of OC1 Affairs Approved For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R002700040006-5 2-70/G/