Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

General Marshall to Lieutenant General Albert C. Wedemeyer40

45. Urgently necessary for me to have the information you possess regarding possible plans for reorganization of Chinese armies. Madame41 tells me that the Generalissimo understood you to have agreed or recommended that in view of struggle with Communists no further demobilization of National army divisions should take place. Is this correct? If not, how many did you feel could safely and profitably be demobilized? Does fact of armistice42 alter your views. I have to move into this problem immediately. Send papers43 by next plane but radio at least briefly your views.

  1. Commanding General, U. S. Forces. China Theater, and Chief of Staff, China Theater.
  2. Wife of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President of the National Government of the Republic of China.
  3. See memorandum by the Committee of Three to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, p. 125.
  4. See memorandum infra.