The following summarizes certain discussions with General Chiang Ching-kuo during the General's
visit to Washington.
The present moment is an important one in world history particularly in
relation to the future course of events in the Far East and in Communist
China. In order to weaken the Chinese Communist regime, it is desirable
for the Government of the Republic of China and the United States to
consult closely and carry out such actions as we mutually agree will
serve this end.
Both governments wish to avoid action which would run the risk of
precipitating a world conflict or action which, by failure or otherwise,
would be detrimental to their joint interests. [2
lines of source text not declassified]
[1 paragraph (8 lines of source text) not
There was discussion of a proposal [less than 1 line of
source text not declassified] to study and develop more
effective operations. This group would develop plans and programs for
consideration by both sides to improve capabilities to hurt the Chinese
Communist regime. It was agreed that this subject would be discussed
further [less than 1 line of source text not
declassified]. In general the plans and programs might
1. The Political Path to Mainland Resistance—It is important to develop
ways and means to win the political allegiance of individuals on the
mainland and to properly indoctrinate agents who were sent there.
President Chiang's “Ten Pledges to
the Mainland People” might well form a basis for the political
2. Penetration and Subversion—Equally important is the weakening of the
Chinese Communist control apparatus by the recruitment and subversion of
individuals in the government, the Party, and the Communist Army.
3. Strategic Targets—Study would be given to paramilitary sabotage
operations directed at key Chinese Communist military and industrial
The United States will provide adequate support for use when necessary in
mutually agreed operations.
The basic policy set forth in the Seven Points memorandum11. Document 98. will continue to guide
the actions of both sides.
Kennedy Library, National
Security Files, Countries Series, China. Secret. No drafting
information appears on the source text. Filed with a covering
memorandum of September 16 from Department of State Executive
Secretary Benjamin H. Read to Bundy, which
states that it reflected the substance of a September 14 discussion
between McCone and Chiang Ching-kuo and that the CIA wanted to send it to Wright for transmittal to the
GRC. Read's memorandum requested
Bundy's clearance both on the substance of
the attachment and the decision to give a copy to the GRC and bears Forrestal's handwritten “OK” and
initials. A transcript of McCone's September 14 conversation with
Chiang is in Central Intelligence Agency,
DCI (McCone) Files, Job 80-B01285A, Box
7, DCI Meeting Transcripts)