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1942: President Roosevelt Limited COMINT Activities to the Army, Navy, & FBI.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

In a memorandum to the Director of Budget dated 8 July 1942, President Roosevelt limited cryptanalysis activities to the Army, Navy, & FBI, and ordered that the cryptanalytic units of the FCC, OSS, and Director of Censorship be terminated.

Learn more about this order in the NSA CCH publication by Robert L. Benson titled, "The Army-Navy-Comint Agreements of 1942," via the link below.


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