Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 101 and 102 of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, and in accordance with Section 7 of NSC 50, (1) the National Security Council hereby authorized and directs that the following policy be established, since any publicity, factual or fictional, concerning intelligence is potentially detrimental to the effectiveness of an intelligence activity and to the national security:
1. Not reproduced herein. [Footnote in the source text; Document 384.]
2. See communication which follows. [Footnote in the source text. Attached to NSCID No. 12 (and apparently approved at the same time) was a memorandum dated January 6 signed by Souers and addressed "To the Heads of Executive Departments and Establishments," conveying the substance of the directive. Not printed.]
Source: Truman Library, Papers of Harry S. Truman, President's Secretary's Files, Subject File, Current Policies of the Government of the United States of America Relating to the National Security. Top Secret.