III. Consultation on problems relating to the outbreak of the Korean conflict
On July 6 Ambassador Franks handed to Secretary Acheson a message from Prime Minister Attlee to President Truman proposing that representatives of the United States and United Kingdom should meet to discuss what courses of action the Soviet Union was most likely to adopt in view of the North Korean attack on South Korea and what plans could be adopted to meet them. President Truman replied on July 8 in a message delivered by Ambassador Douglas, agreeing that these problems should be discussed by representatives of the Department of State, the Foreign Office, and the defense establishments of both countries. In further exchanges the date of July 20 was set [Page 1655] for the beginning of the talks. For the texts of Prime Minister Attlee’s and President Truman’s messages, see volume VII, pp. 314 ff.; further documentation on the preparations for the discussions is in file 795.00 and CFM Files: Lot M–88: Box 252: Bradley–Tedder. Lot M–88 is a consolidated master collection of the records of conferences of Heads of State and Foreign Ministers’ meetings for the years 1943–1955 prepared by the Department of State Records Service Center.
CFM Files: Lot M–88: Box 252: Bradley–Tedder
Conference Files: Lot 59 D 95: CF 32