Venona: FBI Documents of Historic Interest/Keay Memorandum 1950-09-29

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To Alan H. Belmont, Inspector in Charge, Security Division FBI

3640424Venona: FBI Documents of Historic Interest — Keay Memorandum to Belmont: September 29, 1950Victor Perl Keay



TO: MR. A. H. BELMONTDATE: September 29, 1950



Captain Joseph Wenger, Deputy Director of the Armed Forces Security Agency, advised Mr. Reynolds in extreme confidence that a great deal of pressure is being brought to bear on Admiral stone as the Director of AFSA to distribute   material. You will recall that General Carter W. Clarke, when he was Director of the Army Security Agency, advised Mr. Reynolds in extreme confidence that Admiral Stone had indicated a desire to disseminate   material at least to the Central Intelligence Agency. At that time, General Clarke resisted the desires of Admiral Stone and was successful in having General Bradley issue instructions to Admiral Stone that   material would only be made available to the FBI. Captain Wenger confidentially advised that the Central Intelligence Agency suspects the existence of  . He stated that Admiral Stone does not know what the outcome will be but promised to keep Mr. Reynolds fully advised before any action is taken.


Mr. Reynolds will keep close contact with Captain Wenger in this regard. It is believed that the Bureau should adopt the policy in this particular cage, that no dissemination should be made to any other American agency than the Bureau. General Bradley is advised as to the contents and, if a specific item is developed which either Admiral Stone or General Bradley believes should be made available to CIA or to any other American agency, it might be handled as a special case and arrangements perfected that the information could be brought to the attention of CIA without jeopardizing the source of information.

I most certainly agree. Do everything possible to prevent it in interest of security.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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