862T.01/526a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)

For your information. The Secretary has today announced that, in the judgment of the President, the time has come to carry out the complete withdrawal of American troops on the Rhine. Appropriate instructions are being sent to General Allen. The British, French, German, Belgian and Italian Ambassadors have been so advised.

Repeat to London, Berlin, Brussels, Rome, Lausanne.