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Re: Wild Bill Donovan, Vannevar Bush & UFOs -

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 12:50:20 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 02:58:41 -0500
Subject: Re: Wild Bill Donovan, Vannevar Bush & UFOs -

>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
>Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 16:05:23 +0000
>Subject: Re: Wild Bill Donovan, Vannevar Bush & UFOs

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren@pacbell.net>
>>To:  <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 11:15:50 -0800
>>Subject: Wild Bill Donovan, Vannevar Bush & UFOs

>>Good Day Fellow Listorians,

>>In 1948 First Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal invited Maj.
>>General J. (Wild Bill) Donovan, former first Director of the
>>"Office of Coordinator of Information" (COI), then later the
>>Director of "The Office of Strategic Services" (OSS), to serve
>>on a secret committee including Dr. Vannevar Bush, Admiral
>>Sidney Souers, and General Alfred M. Gruenther to study
>>"defensive problems" against "unconventional attack" against the
>>United States. [With emphasis on the Russians]

>>The study was split into 7 categories:

>>1). Clandestine attack employing "biological weapons."

>>2). Clandestine delivery of atomic explosives.

>>3). Attacks on key individuals, groups or installations.

>>4). Certain special applications of psychological warfare (i.e.,
>>thought control or special mode as it was called).

>>5). Unconventional methods of economic warfare.

>>6). Clandestine attack employing chemical weapons.

>>7). Clandestine attack employing radiological weapons.

>>Given the afore mentioned names - was this committee borne from
>>all the UFO activity the previous year?

>>Does the known existence of this committee support "Majestic

>>Was this a "sub-committee" of MJ-12?

>>Thoughts anyone?


>It would help if you documented your source or sources of
>information. Sounds very interesting, and I look forward to
>commentary by historians (hopefully) and well-informed

Hi Dick & All,

The source is the biography of Major General William J. Donovan,
"The Last Hero," by Tony Brown. The information presented is on
page 802.

It further states: After Donovan accepted Forrestal's invitation
to join this "secret committee" he inturn created a smaller
group to study the probelms which included "Otto C. Doering,
T.J. McFadden, Richard P. Heppner, and William Colby."