Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council

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POSTWAR ORGANIZATION FOR
NATIONAL SECURITY

Ferdinand Eberstadt

This selection is drawn from the 250-page report prepared for the Secretary of the Navy,
James Forrestal, who requested a recommendation on what form of postwar organization
should be established to "provide for and protect our national security."


INTRODUCTION

Request of Secretary of Navy for This Report

The Secretary of the Navy.
Washington, June 19, 1945.

Mr. F. Eberstadt,
New York City, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Eberstadt:
I would appreciate your making a study of and preparing a report to me with recommendations
on the following matters:
1. Would unification of the War and Navy Departments under a single head improve our national
security?
2. If not, what changes in the present relationships of the military services and departments has
our war experience indicated as desirable to improve our national security?
3. What form of postwar organization should be established and maintained to enable the mili-
tary services and other Government departments and agencies most effectively to provide for
and protect our national security?

Sincerely yours,
James Forrestal.

Reprinted from "Unification of the War and Navy Departments and Postwar Organization for National Security," Report to Hon. James
Forrestal, Committee on Naval Affairs (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1945).
Ferdinand Eberstadt was former chairman of the Army-Navy Munitions Board and vice-chairman of the War Productions Board.

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