Overview

January 6, 1950 (Friday)

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Korean_War

Deputy chief of staff, personnel, General Idwal H. Edwards of the Air Force who was worried that the restrictions would become public knowledge and reflect badly on the service. Wanted the State Department to negotiate with the countries concerned to lift the restrictions or at least to establish a clear-cut, defensible policy. Secretary of the Air Force William Stewart Symington discussed the matter with Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, and his assistant Najeeb E. Halaby, knowing Deputy Under Secretary of State Dean Rusk's particular interest in having men assigned without regard to race, agreed to take the matter up with Rusk. [note]

Songs of the week

Korean_War

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Notes for Friday January 6, 1950