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Re: New Year Agenda - Stacy

From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 21:38:23 -0600
Fwd Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 09:32:37 -0500
Subject: Re: New Year Agenda - Stacy


 >From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
 >Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 00:07:19 EST
 >Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

<snip>

 >Same thing is true about Roswell. While Kimballs story may be
 >very interesting it doesn't contribute anything.


Robert,

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I think it does
contribute something in the context of whether the base was
under general alert at that time (as some have alleged), and
whether there was unusual activity at the hospital (which some
have alleged), which is where you would think bodies would have
been brought, if only to be prepared for immediate transport
elsewhere. (And I guess you wouldn't need any medical supplies
for that, which Kimball seems to have been in charge of.)

But on to another aspect. Do you happen to know when
compartmentalization and its need-to-know corollary became
official policy within the US intelligence establishment?

In other words, when it would have been official policy _not_ to
inform Truman of the existence of the atom bomb? Or was he not
informed out of personal and/or political reasons on Roosevelt's
(or his advisors') part?

I realize we've always had chain-of-command and similar
procedures to protect sensitive intelligence, but when did
compartmentalization and need-to-know become officially
institutionalized?

I recently read the second volume of a new two-volume biography
of Hitler (the name of the author of which escapes me, but he's
an Englishman and I believe the book is called "Nemesis" etc.).
If memory serves, the author credited Hitler with the invention
of both.

When was it established in the US and given an official
oversight structure? Who, in other words, would have been in
charge of determining who had a need to know?

Maybe Friedman or Randle could weigh in here? The obvious answer
would seem to be Gen. Lesley Grove and the Manhattan Project.
But that could have been a case of personal fiat and project
structure for all I know, not necessarily established operating
policy.


Dennis Stacy





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