Hoover Writes of Hijacking Concerns
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J. EDGAR HOOVER.
Typed Letter Signed as Director of the FBI, to Peter M. Flanigan, Assistant to the President, Washington, D.C., September 10, 1970. Bearing the typed heading “Secret” and printed on FBI letterhead. 1 p.
“In compliance with your request... there are enclosed the original and one copy each of three memoranda captioned, respectively, ‘Intelligence Gathering and the Hijacking Problem,’ ‘Screening of Passengers—Hijacking Profile,’ and ‘Recruitment and Training of Personnel.’ As requested, we have included in the memoranda ideas, thoughts and suggestions. However, these are not to be considered as recommendations of the FBI. Upon removal of the classified material, this transmittal letter becomes unclassified.”
John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) founded the present form of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving as its Director for 48 years. Hoover’s leadership spanned eight presidential administrations, encompassed Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and Vietnam.