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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota . SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina
CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota
JACOB K. JAVITS, New York ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska
JACK MILLER, Iowa
JAMES B. PEARSON, Kansas
WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk and Staff Director
ARTHUR A. SHARP, Staff Editor
SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY STAFFING AND OPERATIONS
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota
JACOB K. JAVITS, New York
JACK MILLER, Iowa
DOROTHY FONDICK, Staff Director
JUDITH J. SPAHR, Chief Clerk
In May 1962, the U.S. Senate asked the Subcommittee on National Security Staffing and Operations to review the administration of national security in Washington and in the field, and to make recommendations as appropriate. During the 88th Congress, the subcommittee conducted a major nonpartisan and professional study, and issued findings and proposals for improvement.
The subcommittee hearings cover basic issues of national security administration; the role of the Secretary of State and his Department in the policy process; and the role of U.S. ambassadors and the missions they head in the conduct of our relations with other nations. The testimony includes contributions from present and former top-level Government officials, ambassadors, military leaders, and expert students of national security operations—all persons with direct, personal knowledge of the problems.
The three staff reports are: "Basic Issues," an analysis of the fundamental dilemmas and problems of national security administration; "The Secretary of State,” an analysis of the Secretary of State's roles and his relations with the Congress, and major problems of Department of State organization and staffing with specific recommendations for improvement; "The American Ambassador,” an analysis of the modern ambassador's functions and problems with particular emphasis on the nature of support given him from Washington, with suggestions for changes in staffing procedures and operations.
The Congress has authorized the printing of these hearings and staff reports in the present volume. Background materials published in the course of the subcommittee's inquiry, including a historical study entitled "The Ambassador and the Problem of Coordination”
Many of the suggestions in the subcommittee hearings and staff reports have been adopted by the Government; others are being weighed. The subcommittee's publications are in brisk demand in official circles in Washington and abroad; in universities, colleges, and research centers; and among private citizens. We are happy to have these materials available in this permanent form.
HENRY M. JACKSON,
Opening statement, Senator Henry M. Jackson..-----
Opening statement, Senator Henry M. Jackson..-