893.00/7–2547: Telegram

The Consul General at Mukden (Ward) to the Secretary of State

178. Cheng Tung-kuo, Acting Commander NECC, informed Colonel Barrett,36 A[ssistant] Military Attaché, July 25: [Page 244]

Nationals in Manchuria unable effect counteroffensive without reinforcements provided existing acute shortage ammunition and equipment relieved.
No independent Korean units operating with Communists NE. Considerable numbers Korean with Communist armies but are integrated into regular Chinese units.
Only few very old pieces equipment captured from Communists by Nationals. Does not believe Russia supplying Communists Soviet equipment which latter would give away Soviet policy to United States. Are supplying Communists Jap equipment only.

  1. David D. Barrett.