893.00/12–648: Telegram

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

2433. Department understanding final sentence Deptel 1756, repeated Shanghai 2077, is correct. Phrase “unilateral action” used in Embtel 2381, December 2 [1] (repeated Shanghai 1184) referred [Page 362] to possible independent action by United States forces rather than in concert with other foreign powers.

We admit cogency of Department’s arguments against international police force but thought suggestion was worth consideration.

Sent Department, repeated Shanghai 1219.