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Braden, Thomas 1918- 2009

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June 16, 1954

State Department Reservations about Free Europe Committee Policy

State Department official Lampton Berry conveys to Thomas Braden reservations about FEC Special Policy Guidance No. 19 [available in the Hoover Archives] that emphasized weakened Soviet control in Eastern Europe.

June 10, 1954

Thomas W. Braden, 'Operation VETO' [Approved for Release May 6, 2019]

CIA official Thomas Braden assures the State Department that RFE broadcasts which took sides in Czechoslovak factory council elections, as envisaged in FEC Czechoslovak Guidance No. 13, have ended. (The Guidance and the cited FEC telegram are available in the Hoover Archives and the Blinken Open Society Archives as FEC teletype NYC 29, June 8, 1954.)

April 12, 1954

CIA Criticism of American Committee for Liberation Mission Statement

CIA official Thomas Braden, now responsible for Radio Liberty, criticizes American Committee for Liberation (AMCOMLIB) president Stevens’ enclosed mission statement as overemphasizing émigré politics and neglecting communication with the people of the Soviet Union.

July 30, 1954

Memorandum from Thomas W. Braden for Inspector General [of the CIA], ‘The President’s Committee on International Information Activities: Report to the President’

CIA official Thomas Braden restates American Committee for Liberation's redefined mission which puts American staff and not exile leaders in charge of exile broadcasters.

June 10, 1954

Memorandum for Mr. Lampton Berry from Thomas W. Braden [Approved for Release March 2009]

CIA official Thomas Braden assures the State Department that RFE broadcasts which took sides in Czechoslovak factory council elections have ended. (The cited FEC document is available in the Hoover Archives as FEC teletype NYC 29, June 8, 1954.)