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but this was pretty much a separate operation to anything that was going on day by day in government.

Q:

Did anyone in the press find out about this group? Did it come to the public's attention, the stand-by cabinet?

Stanton:

If it did, I never knew that it did. These were guys who were dead serious about the responsibilities they had, and no one wanted to say anything that would in any way trigger something, so it was kept pretty quiet.

Q:

Did the group extend over into another presidency? Was there another group like this, after Eisenhower? Or, was this the only group there was?

Stanton:

Oh, I'm sure there was, but I didn't know about it.

Q:

So, this was the only group of this kind that you participated in? During the Eisenhower administration.

Stanton:

I was in a thing called -- Maybe it was called “1984” --back in the sixties, that met from time to time in a hangar out in Los Angeles, at the airport. I've forgotten the name of the airport, or the air base, but that was headed by a four-star general who had maybe twenty of us out there every so often for briefings and exchanges on intelligence. This was headed -- I'm trying to think who the four-star general was now. He was an Air Force general.





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