711.94A/12–3049: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Taipei (Edgar)

597. [For] Krentz.91 For ur secret info Natl Security Council Dec 29 reconfirmed existing top policy re Formosa contrary to JCS Dec 23 recommendation that mil aid program to Nats be instituted following report on specific needs which would be made by SCAP–Seventh Task Force Survey Mission. Any prelim comments reports on general situation possible for you cable now will be welcomed. Send eyes only Butterworth.

  1. Kenneth C. Krentz, former Consul General at Taipei, was now a member of the Policy Planning Staff.