868.00/1–948: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the American Mission for Aid to Greece


Gama 41.1 For Griswold and Embassy. Destruction guerrilla forces and establishment internal security (further to Gama 7182) now have clearly assumed paramount importance as necessary preliminary for successful American aid to Greece. Until achieved these aims should henceforth take precedence over any portions present program which do not directly support them. Dept. would therefore view favorably any program modifications you may recommend after re-examining Mission projects in terms of their furtherance, with least delay, of this basic objective.

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Foregoing also underlies JCS directive to Livesay, copy of which being air pouched to you and Emb.

  1. Sent originally, also as Gama 41, on January 9. The additions in the January 12 version are italicized.
  2. Dated December 30, 1947, Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. v, p. 478.