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Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971; Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1962; Malik, Jacob (Jacob Alexandrovich), 1906-1980; McGrath, J. Howard (James Howard), 1903-1966; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Cannon, Clarence, 1879-1964; Johnson,
Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 11, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, AUGUST 11, 1950

McCormick for Brannan

GEN BRADLEY

Briefed Cabinet on Korea.

ACHESON

U. N. Security Council had a private meeting yesterday in which Malik said he was carrying out his instructions from Moscow. In the open meeting Austin did a good job.

JOHNSON

Has re-instated policy of not calling Reserves who are elected officials in House & Senate.

MCGRATH

Is going to ask that bail for the 11 convicted Communists be withdrawn as Court has held that they are a danger to national security.

THE PRESIDENT

Is going to go over this appropriation bill with House Chairman Cannon. Is going to give him strong language on 10% horizontal (?) cut in Executive appropriation - cut in ECA funds and the granting of a loan to Spain which is hurting us with our allies in Western Europe who think we are abandoning our Defense lines and may move our line to the Pyrenees.

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