Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram
General Marshall to the Secretary of State
18. Appreciate very much any information and comments from you regarding Moscow developments59 which affect situation in China. Especially interested in your present personal estimate of Soviet intent in Manchuria and regarding Chinese Communists. Specifically I need all possible assistance in evaluating whether difficulties the Generalissimo reports to me in his relations with Soviet in Manchuria are purely in the pattern of our own similar difficulties in Europe or whether Soviet policy here is deliberately calculated to mitigate against an effective and unified China.