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Mr. William J. Jorden Special Assistant to the
Undersecretary for Political Affairs Department of State
Suggested Procedures to be Followed on the Occasionecond Nuclear Test by Communist China
my conversation of yesterday with Mr. William Carpenter, we have the following comments on subject paper and the attached draft statement by the President:
Any backgrounder should be cleared with this Agency before presentation, because it must be based on intelligence information, much of it derived from highly sensitive sources.
It is suggested that the first paragraph of the proposed statement by the President be revised so that the second and third sentences read as follows: "By this act the leaders in Peiping have taken one more step down the dangerous path of nuclear spread. And they have further contaminated thehis order seems to better correspond to the subsequent ordor of March.
addition, we agree with the suggestion of another element of this Agency that the last three words of the first full paragraph on page two of the draft Presidential statement be dropped.
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