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Editorial Note

Under date of January 26, 1950 the Governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea concluded two agreements. For the text of the Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement, see Department of State Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) No. 2019; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST), volume 1, page 137. The text of the Military Advisory Group Agreement is printed as TIAS 2436; 3 UST 2696. In connection with article IV of the latter agreement, the Embassy at Seoul transmitted to the Department under cover of despatch no. 105, January 28, from Seoul, not printed, copies of an exchange of letters between Ambassador Muccio and the Korean negotiators, Minister of Defense Sihn Sung Mo and Minister of Finance Kim Do Yun, dated January 26, confirming the understanding of the two governments that the United States would exercise exclusive jurisdiction over all criminal offenses that might be committed by members of KMAG (795.58/1–2850).