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SFCIIQRY IIM MUITMY Approved For Release 2007/12/18: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R000700440033-5 (.U1*1t)F M i I Al PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY BOARD 708 Jackson Place, N.W. Washington 25, D.C. NOV 3 - 1952 NSC REVIEWED DOCUMENT AND HAS NO OBJECTION TO DECLASSIFICATION. 9/19/07 Under Secretary of State >C~~J~~t~~lT NO. >' 7 ;.HANCE !Ni CLASS (-~ e ~, S a Charles A. Coolidge g- v REV,'-Vi TiATF: Assistant Secretary of I&fease AtJTH, N8,704 DATE -./7/?,) REVIEWER: C is for Decision of PSB Midday Meeting, October 30, 1952. To refresh your memory, the following minor decisions taken at the midday sleeting yesterday are mentioned below: 2=W= R rt to e The Board was informed that the NSC Staff was favorable to the idea of a semi-annual rather than a quarterly report to NSC. It was re+ ended that the Board go along with this suggestions, 1 hieh was agreed to. It was further indicated that the PSB Staff should prepare a form and method of procedure in drawing up the periodic reports to the NSC. Admiral Kirk undertook to do this. Cca tints by AGXs Since reporting appears to be on a fiscal year basis, and the PSB Annual Report to NSC covered the period through June 30, 1952, the question of how we are going get around making a second quarterly-.semi-annual report in January is raised. I an looking into this to see what steps we can take to avoid the drudgery of a report two months from now. Any ideas will be welcomed. Furthermore, as was pointed out by *. Bruce at the end of the formal PSB meeting yesterday,, PSB Staff should develop a format for reporting to NSC and a procedure for setting it all in notion. I do not think this will be difficult. `g # for 'lass It was indicated by Admiral Kirk that the PSB Staff was having a little difficulty in certain areas with respect to the proposed pl, or format for making plans. It was reported to the Board that since fURI:~ INFORMATION Approved For Release 2007/12/18: CIA-RDP81OR01731 R000700440033-5 -UMIRITV wrnouermV Approved For Release 2007/12/18: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R000700440033-5 WIt IUENTIAL - there was no standard fc for drawing , plans s, it seemed an- tirely within the province of the PSB Staff to prescribe a format under which the plans of PSB should be submitted. This will be done. nt b S It is not my thought at this time to write a brochure an "How to Make a Plan". Rather, if a simple form for pre- paring plans can be distributed and used by the various panels or agencies drafting plans for,PS8 approval, I think this fills the need. or the sake of uniformity and atandard&satton,, it would probably be expected that a few simple rules would be attached to the form when issued. It principal talking point is that we tried out the "German Plan" on the new form with a reduction in size from 31 to 7 pages without? I thinks, destroying any essential feats of the earlier production. This memorandum is being furnished in duplicate as you may wish to send a copy to your Alternate. Alan G. Kirk, Director. co' General W. Bedell Smith L'" PSB:D/D:AGKirk:ns October 31, 1952 SECURITY INFORMATION Approved For Release 2007/12/18: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R000700440033-5