Non-Military Weapons in Cold-War Offensive

Archive Report

Political Offensive Against Communism

Proposed Political General Staff for Cold War

Mounting evidence of unrest among peoples behind the Iron Curtain has reinforced demands that the United States, without relaxing the drive to build up military defenses, launch a vigorous non-military offensive to undermine Communist influence and rally the forces of freedom. An indication that the administration may be preparing a move in that direction has been given by reports that President Truman is studying plans for full integration of cold-war activities. Formation of a body in the nature of a political general staff to take over top direction of United States policy in a stepped-up non-military offensive against Communism is believed to be under consideration.1

An interdepartmental National Psychological Strategy Board, under the chairmanship of the ...

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