Head of Policy Planning Staff George Kennan issues memorandum to Secretary of State Marshall arguing against the establishment of a Jewish state, even after partition has been sanctioned by the United Nations; he fears US support of the Jewish state will jeopardize Arab oil supplies, force the US to send troops to save the Jewish state from defeat, and ultimately trigger a confrontation with the USSR in the region. All of Kennan’s suppositions are proven false. (source)
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