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Memorandum for the President
August 10, 1945 [Washington, D.C.]
For your information, instructions have already been issued by the War Department for the curtailment of redeployment, the re-routing of shipping and the expeditious demobilization of long service or high point men, the procedure to commence the moment the capitulation of Japan is assured. Meanwhile, however, certain changes are being effected which could later be reversed without unfortunate consequences should there be a failure in the negotiations.
Similar preliminary measures are being taken to expedite the arrangements for the cut-backs in production.
As our general planning against such an eventuality was being brought up to date as of September 15th, it is a comparatively simple matter to arrange for the interim procedure until the full formal program is completely under way.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), pp. 264-265.