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August 2, 1948
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Approved For Release 2003/07/201kELP8OR01731R00120005006433 4 ;4- 1ORLNDUM JOR FJUCUT1VE SECRETARY NATIONAL SECURITY cOdoCIL SUBJKCTt Soviet Intentions 2 AUG 1948 1. The following facts are submitted for the record, and for such action as the Executive Secretary may deem appropriates Ag1i,1 1, 1-948: The Joint Intelligence Committee, U.S. Embaesy, Moscow, completed an intensive study of Soviet 'enitentiops 'with the aesistance of epecialists in the varioue sections of the Embassy, including consultation with tao Military, Naval and Air Attaches, who concurred in its find%rags.* b. April 2. 1948: The Ambassador sent a seenery of tno report ey telegram to the Department of State. This telegram appears to have been withheld from the intelligence orgenization in State Department, and therefore did not reach the Central Intelligence Agency through normal channels. A copy was received, however, through CIA's direct liaison with the Socretaryle office. On the salte date, copies of the report itself were trans- mitted by the Military, Naval and Lir Attaches in loseow to their respective depertments. On the same date, the Ambassador trenaraitted five (5) copies of the report by pouch to the Depertment of State, - *three copies for the use of the Departaient? and one each for transmission by the Department, if it so desires, to the Department of Defenee and to tee Dixector of Central Intelligence.* c. April 13. 1948s Copy No. 1 of tha report vas received by the Office of the Undersecretary of State. d. April. May. June. July, ,1948: An 44 hqc interdepertmental coesmittee called by the DireCtor of Inteljgigswee 8eneral Staff U.S. Army, and chaiemanned by th4rCiesiCrtleI04194,ence Agency, carried out a continuing study of Soviet Intentions. It is believed Approved For Release 2003/07/29 : CIA-RDP80R01731R001200050063-9 Ate )4(b4 10=;Vi run Approved For Release 2003/07/29*9-61,1180R01731R001200050063-9 that no member of this interdepartmental committee had access to the report from our Embassy in Moscow on the same subject. jr 30, 1948* On this date, three and one-half mOytthe after it had been received by the Department of Statht Copy No. 1 of the report was transmi ted to the Ceara Intelligence Agency. 2. It is reepectfuUy submitted that the Wtional Eecurity uncil should take official cognisahoe of State Depertmontle failure to transmit this vitally important estimate of Soviet Inteni.ons to tfto Central Intelligence Agency at the time when it Wag reoeved. R. H. HILLANICOETUR Rear Ldmiraly OSN Director of Centra Intelligence 00 Approved For Release 20 3/29