LETTER TO J. EDGAR HOOVER FROM ALLEN W. DULLES RE JOSEPH ALSOP

Created: 4/16/1957

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Tho "Honorable J, Edgar Hoover Plroctor, Federal Bureau of Investigation Department of JusticeD. C.

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Mr. Hoover

Concerning my lette copy of the report

Lwith SubjectprTTT

should be noted that in thia report the matter of Subject's future travel into Soviet controlled areas seems leas definite than It did in tbe ear!ir.rB| ummary of the interview. However, it is also apparentbject's present state of mind, his actions cannot be safely predicted. Subject's proposed travel plana have been brought to the attention of the State Departmentigh level.

I wish to acknowledge your report on Subject dated7 and your lettersprilprU. In the latter communication you state that you do not feel that your Bureau isosition to make any recommendations concerning Subject's future conduct or plans, nor has the responsibility of furnishing guidance concerning his future. This position is identical with my own views in the matter insofar as pertains to CIA, exceptiew with apprehension any possible plans of Subject to travel behind the Iron Curtain under the special circumstances of this case. It is my intent so to inform"Subject,ish to know whether you would desire that we also inform him of your views because of his specific requests in this regard.*

Having reviewed the attachedm not at all satisfied with Subject's evaluation of his own situation or his refusal tomore fully'in the interview. Judging by this document, it seems apparent that at this time Subject is not disposed to contribute any further information regarding his contacts or activities.

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I am looking forward to receiving any comment! or observations which you may have to make on the enclosed report. ropose to follow Subject'* movements al oad to the extent feasible.

tenDirector

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