The Secretary of Defense (Marshall) to the Secretary of State 1
Attached hereto is the statement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by General Bradley, regarding the terms they feel are necessary and should be imposed regarding any cease-fire settlement in Korea.
I am in general agreement with the various conditions enumerated but I wish to state, however, that I do not consider the contents of [Page 1529] Paragraph 6 should have been included in this document. I am assured that the possible implication of that paragraph that the Joint Chiefs of Staff felt that a continued fight for the conquest of North Korea was not the purpose of the statement. Rather it was included merely to bring to the attention of higher authorities the certain possibility resulting from a cease-fire negotiation.
- This note and its enclosure were circulated on December 13 by the Executive Secretary of the NSC for the information of the NSC and the Secretary of the Treasury as NSC 95.↩