795.00/6–2450: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Korea


612. UP bulletins report tonight North Korean forces launched general offensive across border. Heavy tanks in use; 1st Army reported defeated. Story by Jack James.1 Advise urgently.2

  1. UP correspondent in Korea.
  2. This telegram had been drafted prior to the receipt in the Department of State of telegram 925, supra, on the basis of the news bulletins referred to and was transmitted following an unsuccessful attempt by Mr. Connors to reach the Embassy in Seoul by telephone (Korean Conflict).