Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Bruce, David Kirkpatrick Este, 1898-1977; Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972; McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962; Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1
Cabinet meetings; International relations; Korean War, 1950-1953; Diplomats

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 7, 1952. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, AUGUST 7, 1952

11:00 AM

Acheson - Absent
Vice President - Absent
Harriman - Absent
Bruce for State

BRUCE

Bulgaria and Greece are in a little trouble but does not think it will mean much.

LOVETT

Have developed a new technique in air action in Korea - is a combination of tactical and strategic bombing which is very effective. We are now sucking in Mig 15 planes - which have previously been parked in Manchuria. We are now facing Chinese pilots - the Russians have apparently pulled out of air activity.

MCGRANNERY

Will have a report for the President on the U. S. Lines case next week. We will pick up several million dollars for the government. J. Edgar Hoover is very worried about the fact that atomic bombs may he brought into the U. S. in small parts. Thinks we should void immunity of diplomats and inspect all baggage.

THE PRESIDENT

This works both ways and we should be careful not to cut off our own advantage.

CHAPMAN

If we get into an all out war civilian aviation will be completely crippled. We have no stockpile of aviation gasoline.

11:35


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