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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 6 OF 1953

(DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEY CUBE,

JUL 6 1953

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. J. Res. 264

JUNE 17, 18, 19, and 20, 1953

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 6 OF 1953

(DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE)

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Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record— Continued
Eberstadt, Ferdinand, New York, N. Y.-Continued

Excerpt from report of the task force committee on national

security.--

83

Excerpt from statement of Chief of Staff, General Bradley-

96

Excerpt from statement of Winston Churchill..

104

Extract of testimony of General Eisenhower before the Senate

Committee on Armed Forces, March 25, 1947

80

Memorandum President Eisenhower's recommendations

for reorganization of the Defense Department contained in

Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953..

84

Edson, Maj. Gen. Merritt A., United States Marine Corps (retired):
Excerpts from Executive order of February 28, 1942.

228
Excerpts from hearings on National Security Act of 1947..

227
Excerpt from lecture given at the Army Information School in
1946..

228, 246
Memorandum presented by the Chief of Staff of the Army, Nov-
ember 2, 1943.

228

Finletter, Thomas K., former Secretary of the Air Force: Statement.. 115

Hoffman, Hon. Clare E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Michigan, and chairman, House Government Operations Com-

mittee:

Article from the U. S. News & World Report, May 15, 1953,

entitled "Interview With Thomas K. Finletter, Former Secre-

tary of the Air Force”.

189

Excerpt from General Eisenhower's statement of May 7, 1947.. 23

Excerpt from statement of General Eisenhower before the House

Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments,

May 7, 1947-

205

Excerpts from Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953.

23, 208

Exhibit A-Comparative analysis of views regarding (1) Chief of

Staff for the armed services and (2) a Chairman of the Joint

Chiefs of Staff

151

Five Defense Departments, article written by David Lawrence,

U. S. News & World Report, May 8, 1953.

259

Is Defense Plan Constitutional? article written by David
Lawrence, Evening Star, May 4, 1953.

255

Joint Chiefs Criticized, article written by Hanson W. Baldwin,

New York Times, April 23, 1953.

251

Legislation by the Executive, article written by David Lawrence,

Evening Star, May 8, 1953-

257

Letter from Dan A. Kimball, national vicepresident, Navy

League of the United States, to Hon. Clare E. Hoffman, June

15, 1953.a.

249

Letter fr Ernest King, fleet admiral, United States Navy, to
Hon. Clare E. Hoffman, June 11, 1953-.

248
Letter from Frank A. Hecht, president, Navy League of the

United States, to Hon. Clare E. Hoffman, May 27, 1953. 249
Letter from Hon. Herbert Hoover, to Congressman Clare E. Hoff-
man, June 19, 1953.

260

Military Takes Step Backward, article written by David Law-

rence, Evening Star, May 14, 1953...

258

Provisions of the act of 1947 and amendments of 1949 and of

Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953 as they affect selection of a

chairman and of the members of the Joint Staff:

Excerpts from Public Law 216.

8

Excerpts from Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953.

8

Shake-up in Pentagon Represents Compromise, article written

by Hanson W. Baldwin, New York Times, May 3, 1953.

252

Statement of Adm. Richard S. Edwards, United States Navy

(retired)--

248

Unconstitutional Defense Plan, article written by David I aw-

rence, Evening Star, May 1, 1953..-

254

Holifield, Hon. Chet, a Representative in Congress from the State of

California: Excerpt from Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953.-- 238

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Lette.s, statements, etc., submitted for the record-Continued

Ikard, Hon. Frank, s Representative in Congress from the State of

Tenss: Excerpt from the 1949 amendments to the National Security

Act of 1947.-.

166

Johnson, Robert W.. chairman of the board, Johnson & Johnson:

Excerpt from Arthur Salzberger's paper, Concept for Catastrophe-

Excerpt from Congressman Shafer's remarks in the Congressional

Record, Mareh il, 1953..

Excerpt from George Fielding Elliott's pamphlet, How To Lose a

War..

Excerpt from statement of Congressman Clare E. Hoffman in

report on National Security Act of 1947...

Ruling of Secretary of War Newton P. Baker, 1916.

Statement of Donald Nelson, former head of the War Production

Board..

Ketchum, Omar B., director, National Legislative Service, Veterans

of Foreign Wars of the United States: Statement.---

Kyes, Roger M., Deputy Secretary of Defense:

Excerpt from President's message on Reorganization Plan No. 6

of 1953.

16

Excerpt from statement of Secretary Forrestal, March 24, 1949 178

Letter from Gen. Omar V. Bradley, to Congressman Hoffman re

Plan No. 6 of 1953.-

159

Lantaff, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida:

Excerpt from National Security Act of 1947 as amended..

35

Excerpt from Rockefeller report..

34, 36

McCormack, Hon. John W., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Massachusetts:

Answer by Secretary Wilson re General Staff.

30

Excerpt from hearings before the Senate Committee on Armed
Services May 28, 1953....

95
Riehlman, Hon. R. Walter, & Representative in Congress from the

State of New York: Letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
to Brig. Gen. Robert W. Johnson, May 27, 1953.-

67

Rockefeller, Nelson A., Chairman, Committee on Department of

Defense Organization:

Excerpt from Hoover Commission Report re Joint Chiefs.

149

Excerpt from Hoover Commission Report under the title “What's
Wrong With the Present Organization".

152
Excerpts from report.-

141-144

Section 11-Joint Chiefs of Staff organization chart

146

APPENDIX

Excerpt from statement of Adm. Arthur William Radford, nominee as

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a hearing before the Senate

Committee on Armed Services, May 28, 1953

262

List of witnesses appearing for and against Reorganization Plan No. 6 of

1953.

264

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