501.BB Korea/2–448: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Korea ( Jacobs )

secret

35. As you are aware we may at a later stage desire to take up again Soviet offer of mutual withdrawal of occupation forces. We assume that you will therefore through Mitchell or other appropriate channels consider advisability of discreet action to counteract such false statements as that referred to in last sentence urtel 47 Feb 41 that simultaneous troop withdrawal offer “was turned down”.

Marshall
  1. Not printed.