The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of War (Patterson)

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Before Secretary Marshall left for Moscow he indicated that he attached great importance to the rapid completion of the civilian end-use portion of the 8⅓ Group Chinese Air Force Program. I would like to make clear that the statement in my letter of March 6, 1947,58 that first priority for transferable military equipment should be assigned to Greece, was not intended to mean that any action should be taken which would delay the completion of this Chinese program.

Sincerely yours,

Dean Acheson
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