124.93/4–2747: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Stuart )

523. Informative report on Executive Office Embtel 909 Apr 27 appreciated. In light Presidential Directive authorizing establishment [Page 1437] Office which stated ExOff to assist Ambassador exercise overall supervision coordination basic US policies with respect to military activities, it is assumed ExOff review 159 ship program mentioned final paragraph your reftel is for purpose of advising Ambassador concerning possible military aspects such program.