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Approved For Release 2009/01/02 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R003100280025-3 I Ee'RPb,~ R, _Q MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence SUBJECT : Ideological Warfare Nonaggression Pact 1. This memorandum contains a suggestion for your con- sideration as a possible psychological move against the USSR to be timed with the negotiations concerning Berlin. Copies have been sent to the DDCI, DD/P, A/DDP/PP and C/PP. Z. It is suggested that the U. S. might propose publicly to the Soviet Union that the signing of any arms limitation agreement or nonaggression pact between the U. S. and the USSR must be preceded by the signing of an ideological warfare nonaggression pact. Obviously the phrasing of such proposal would have to be most care- fully prepared, and a careful analysis made of the Soviet reaction and counter proposals so that they could be anticipated or immediately countered. (I make this suggestion in view of the fact that I have often heard it said that the U. S. loses considerable advantage in the time that it often. takes us to reply to Soviet proposals.) In presenting the proposal for such a pact, I believe that its initial premise should be a statement that the Soviet Union should publicly renounce international Communism and indicate that its aspirations were purely nationalistic, no longer directed at the overthrow of the capitalist states. This could then be followed by specific paragraphs on each of the major arms of the Soviet offensive. Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Inspector General cc: DDCI DD/P A/DDP/PP C/PP 't Approved For Release 2009/01/02 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R003100280025-3