Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956

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Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower  | Date: January 13, 1956

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Letter to Allen W. Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence, Regarding Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities.
January 13, 1956

[Released January 13, 1956. Dated January 11, 1956]

Dear Mr. Dulles:

In the Hoover Commission Report submitted to Congress on June 29, 1955, relating to the intelligence activities of the Government, there is a recommendation that I appoint a "committee of experienced private citizens who shall have the responsibility to examine and report" on the work of the Government’s foreign intelligence activities. I have noted your concurrence.

In accordance with this recommendation, I am constituting a Board of Consultants to review periodically the foreign intelligence activities of this Government, and to report their findings’ to me. While the review would concern itself with the sum total of these activities, it would be expected that major attention would be concentrated upon the work of the Central Intelligence Agency. A copy of the letter which I am sending to the prospective members of the Board is enclosed.

The work of this Board together with the regular reviews conducted by the appropriate Committees of the Congress will help to provide a method for assuring the Congress, the public, and the Executive Branch that this highly important and sensitive work is being efficiently conducted.

I know that you will afford the Board of Consultants the fullest cooperation in its work.
Sincerely,
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

NOTE: See Item 10 for letter to prospective members of the Board. See also Executive Order 10656 of February 6, 1956, "Establishing the President’s Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities" (21 F. R. 859; 3 CFR, 1956 Supp.).

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Chicago: Dwight D. Eisenhower, "9 Letter to Allen W. Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence, Regarding Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities.," Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1130-1132 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJTUJTYZXQ394WR.

MLA: Eisenhower, Dwight D. "9 Letter to Allen W. Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence, Regarding Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities." Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1130-1132, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJTUJTYZXQ394WR.

Harvard: Eisenhower, DD, '9 Letter to Allen W. Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence, Regarding Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities.' in Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1130-1132. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJTUJTYZXQ394WR.