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  Walter Bedell Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walter Bedell Smith as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
General Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (October 5, 1895 – August 9, 1961) was Dwight D. Eisenhower's Chief of Staff during Eisenhower's tenure at SHAEF and Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953.
Smith had a reputation as a brusque manager, peppered with salty speech, and was often referred to as Eisenhower's "hatchet man".
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 DCI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Smith Established three new branches in the growing body of the CIA: the Office for National Estimates, the Office for Research and Reports (ORR), and in 1952 the Directorate for Intelligence (DDI).
Smith also arranged for a daily report to be made to the President, regarding the most important developments affecting US security interests.
Smith is generally regarded as one of the most successful Directors and his appointment is regarded as the turning point, in which the CIA began to resemble the organization outlined by Donovan.
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 Chapter 20 - The Last Salute
Smith's request that her husband's funeral be similar to General Marshall's, was to obtain Department of Defense clearance for joint service participation.
General Smith's body was to remain at the funeral establishment until mid­morning on 14 August, when it was to be escorted to the chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia, for a requiem mass.
Members of the Smith family, who had waited at the chapel entrance while the casket was carried to the hearse, were the last to enter their cars.
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 Walter Bedell Smith - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (October 5, 1895 - August 9, 1961) was Dwight D. Eisenhower's Chief of Staff during Eisenhower's tenure at SHAEF and Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953.
A study of CIA powerbrokers and others deeply involved in leadership positions pushing the Cold War will expose that they are powerful corporate lawyers, have developed close ties to the powerful while being educated in elite educational institutions, have other close ties to wealth, or are themselves extremely wealthy.
Thus when Guatemala’s elected government was overthrown and a dictator imposed to protect United Fruit, “the head of the CIA, General Walter Bedell Smith, joined the board of the United Fruit Company, while United Fruit’s president, Allen Dulles, became CIA director.” Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.
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 Walter Bedell Smith Biography / Biography of Walter Bedell Smith Biography
Bedell Smith's military career began in 1911 when he joined the Indiana National Guard and ended almost 40 years later when he retired as a four-star general in the U.S. Army.
By 1942, Bedell Smith was sent to Europe to be the chief of staff to General Eisenhower.
As the allies fought in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, Bedell Smith was known by top military and political leaders as an effective and efficient manager.
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 Chapter 2 -- Truman and Eisenhower: Launching the Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Smith proposed that he provide Eisenhower information on the world situation like that the President received each Friday morning, and that this information should be delivered by an officer of the CIA.
Smith was sometimes reluctant to have a protective officer from the Agency's Office of Security accompany him and would override vigorous recommendations to the contrary by CIA's Director of Security, Sheffield Edwards.
Smith did, in fact, serve in the number two job at the Department of State during the first year and a half of Eisenhower's first term.
www.cia.gov /csi/books/briefing/cia-5.htm   (7598 words)

  
 Walter Bedell Smith, General, United States Army
Some say that "Beetle" Smith, as he was called by contemporaries, had the countenance of a Bulldog and needed that temperment to fill the assigned role as hatchet man for an affable Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D.
Walter Bedell ("Beetle") Smith, a career soldier, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and served as Second Lieutenant in the First World War.
Smith later served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Truman from 1950 to 1953.
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 Presidential Papers, Doc#1045 Secret To Walter Bedell Smith, 3 September 1954. In The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower
Smith would write again on September 10, informing the President that Deputy Under Secretary Robert Murphy would leave for Europe the next day "in an attempt to push through a final settlement" (AWF/D-H).
Smith also would tell Eisenhower that the Yugoslavs were in great need of wheat and were also "greatly worried by their financial problem of converting their short-term liabilities into long-term obligations." The United States had invited the Yugoslavian Finance Minister to Washington for discussions on the issue.
Smith would send the three brief memoranda cited in the notes above in a top secret cable to Eisenhower on September 10 (AWF/D-H).
www.eisenhowermemorial.org /presidential-papers/first-term/documents/1045.cfm   (1500 words)

  
 Smith, Walter Bedell --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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Walter Bedell Smith, an American, continued as Eisenhower's chief...
Also includes Smith's life sketch, description of professional background, and events that led to the development of these pictures.
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 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Smith, U to Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Erskine Smith — of Albemarle, Stanly County, N.C. Born in Norwood,
Smith, William Jennings (c.1909-2000) — also known as William J. Smith — of Arkansas.
Smith, William Nathan Harrell (1812-1889) — of North Carolina.
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 Mark Riebling -- WEDGE: Chapter 6
Smith said he knew he faced a difficult task at CIA, since it was easy for outsiders to criticize the secret work of an intelligence agency even when it had been well done.
Smith's failure to win a seat on the IIC made all too clear that FBI-CIA relations were in need of a serious overhaul, and by late 1951 there was a considerable groundswell at both agencies calling for the removal of liaison officer Deloach.
One of Smith's former bosses in government believed that the General had occupied such high positions, always cleared for secret matters, that inquiries into his loyalty were useless," and even telephoned the FBI to complain about its "foolish" attempts to pacify Senator McCarthy.
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 Chp 2, Part III: Understanding The Secret Team in the Post-World War II Era
Walter Bedell Smith is the one who started the pre-briefings shortly after he had been appointed DCI by Truman.
Dulles was the epitome of the person that fit that role, but he was not the first man. Bedell Smith was ahead of him.
Walter Bedell Smith as premier witness, his choices for this important Cuban Study Group review could not have been better for his purpose.
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 Smith - N-Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Smith, Richard K. "The Violation of the 'Liberty.'" U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jun. 1978, 62-70.
Smith, Simon C. "General Templer and Counter-Insurgency in Malaya: Hearts and Minds, Intelligence, and Propaganda." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 60-78.
Smith, Tommy J. Ultra in the Battle of Britain: The Key to Success.
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 World Wars I and II
Although Lieutenant General Huebner was known as a student of military arts and science, a trainer of troops, and the commanding general of U.S. Army, Europe, it is as a commander of troops in battle that he should be remembered.
Walter Bedell Smith entered the Officers Reserve Corps in 1917 and served with the 4th Infantry Division in France during World War I. Following a number of routine postwar assignments, the Army recognized his intellectual qualities and posted him, alternately as student and instructor, to a succession of military schools.
Smith remained on active duty while serving as ambassador to the Soviet Union (1946-49), director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1950-53), and President Eisenhower's Undersecretary of State (1954).
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 CIA - DCIs - Through Smith
Walter Bedell Smith (1895-1961) - DCI, 7 Oct. 1950-9 Feb. 1953
Walter Pforzheimer believed that "General Smith was unbelievable [as DCI].
[Walter Bedell] Smith is credited with applying a firm grip on CIA, and with establishing effective command and control over the organization by clarifying the DCI's authority....
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The Chief of Staff: The Military Career of General Walter Bedell Smith.
Montague, Ludwell L. General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence, October 1950-February 1953.
Snyder, William P. "Walter Bedell Smith: Eisenhower's Chief of Staff." Mil Affairs 48 (Jan 1984): pp.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/Bibliographies/ReferenceBibliographies/Biographies/SmithWBedell.doc   (136 words)

  
 CIA - History
Until 1953, Deputy Directors were appointed by the Director, and it was General Walter Bedell Smith, the fourth DCI, who established the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in the role he has since played in CIA.
By the time Walter Bedell Smith became DCI in 1950, it was c]car that the CIA's record on the production of national intelligence estimates had fallen far short of expectation.
Smith also attempted to redefine the DCI's position in relation to the departmental intelligence components.
www.fas.org /irp/cia/ciahist.htm   (2605 words)

  
 Tree Farm Books - History of the CIA
A fussiness about details and the capacity to hang on, jaws closing, when he was tasked with problems had pushed Smith along by 1942 to Secretary to the Combined Chiefs, after which he crowned his military career as Chief of Staff for Eisenhower throughout the battle for Europe.
Such insouciance was possible for the moment because Smith was sitting on Dulles too, one bystander noticed, "with a hard ass." "Allen," Beedle countered to Dulles' suggestion of an administrative change at one meeting, "you don't know how to run anything.
Get in here!" Smith grabbed one bumbling Wall Street banker Allen brought down to tell him that he was probably the stupidest man he had ever met.
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 Foreign Affairs - Daring Amateurism: The CIA's Social History - David Fromkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Covert actions no longer were superintended by the prudent Kennan or the skeptical Smith; they were in the charge of an enthusiast.
Evan Thomas and Walter Isaacson were the authors of The Wise Men, a widely praised biography of six American government officials during and after the Second World War who shared some of the same background and who worked together to achieve common goals.
When Bedell Smith was appointed DCI, one of his inspectors reported that, inside the psychological warfare offices, cia officials were sitting around shooting balloons with bb guns.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The principal negotiators were Allen Dulles and William Casey of the OSS, Sir William Stephenson for the British, and SS General Karl Wolff, head of the Gestapo in Italy and former chief of Heinrich Himmler's personal staff" (p.
"Walter Dornberger added fuel to this fire in 1955 by publishing alarming speculations that the Soviets might attack from the sea, using shorter-range missiles deployed in floating canisters off the coast of the United States.
It is interesting to note that Bedell Smith was Eisenhower's chief of staff" (p.
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 AllRefer.com - Walter Bedell Smith (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Indianapolis, Ind. He enlisted (1910) in the Indiana National Guard, won a commission in the U.S. army (1918), and advanced to the rank of lieutenant general (1943).
Smith served (1946–49) as ambassador to the USSR, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1950–3), and Undersecretary of State (1953–54).
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 Ludwell L. Montague: General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence, October 1950 to February 1953
Ludwell L. Montague: General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence, October 1950 to February 1953
He drafted many of the policies of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during this bureaucratic struggle, including JIC 239/5, the plan that was also the basis for the establishment of the Central Intelligence Group, the predecessor of the CIA.
He served as General Smith's executive assistant when Smith was appointed Director of Central Intelligence in 1950.
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 Presidential Papers, Doc#668 Personal and confidential To Walter Bedell Smith, 16 January 1954. In The Papers of Dwight ...
Presidential Papers, Doc#668 Personal and confidential To Walter Bedell Smith, 16 January 1954.
You will note that his letter says he is giving a copy to the Secretary of the Army, so I suppose that if any "security" is involved, he will get appropriate advice from the Army.
He cited, as an example, the French experience in Indo-China, which he described as a "rathole--bound to be bottomless so long as money goes to pay foreign troops while the natives stand around as bored bystanders, without responsibility for their own freedom."
www.eisenhowermemorial.org /presidential-papers/first-term/documents/668.cfm   (429 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs - Book Review - General Walter Bedell Smith As Director Of Central Intelligence: October 1950-February ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
General Walter Bedell Smith As Director Of Central Intelligence: October 1950-February 1953.
In this second volume of the Central Intelligence Agency's valuable historical series, Montague gives an insider's terse view of the organizational growing pains in a peacetime intelligence service.
He regards "Beetle" Smith as the real founder of the CIA, inheriting a faltering and diffident bureaucratic morass and pounding it into shape for combat in the looming Cold War.
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