IV. July 8–August 23. Initiation of cease-fire talks; discussions leading to the adoption of an agenda on July 26; discussions concerning the demilitarized zone and the demarcation line prior to discontinuation of the conference by the Communist side on August 23


[415] The Commander in Chief, Far East ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 39: Telegram


[416] The Commander in Chief, Far East ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 40: Telegram


[417] The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Far East ( Ridgway )

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 41: Telegram


[418] The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Far East ( Ridgway )

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 45: Telegram


[419] The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Far East ( Ridgway )

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 43: Telegram


[420] The Ambassador in Korea ( Muccio ) to the Secretary of State

795.5/7–951: Telegram


[421] The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Defense ( Marshall )

895B.10/7–1051


[422] The United States Representative at the United Nations ( Austin ) to the Secretary of State

795.00/7–1051: Telegram


[423] The Ambassador in Korea ( Muccio ) to the Secretary of State

795.00/7–1051: Telegram


[424] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Korea

795.00/7–1051: Telegram


[425] The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway )

Department of Defense Files: Telegram


[426] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 47: Telegram


[427] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 51: Telegram


[429] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 53: Telegram


[430] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 55: Telegram


[431] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 57: Telegram


[432] The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway )

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 62: Telegram


[433] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 59: Telegram


[434] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 61: Telegram


[435] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 63: Telegram


[439] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 66: Telegram


[440] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 67: Telegram


[442] The Secretary of State to the United States Mission at the United Nations

795.00/7–1451: Telegram


[443] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 68: Telegram


[444] The Commander in Chief, United Nations Command ( Ridgway ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Lot 55D128: Black Book, Tab 69: Telegram

  1. The source text indicated that this message was sent from the Commanding General, U.S. Eighth Army, Van Fleet, and signed by General Ridgway who was then in Korea. At this time, a tent headquarters had been set up at Munsanni for the United Nations Command negotiators (see Hermes, Truce Tent and Fighting Front, pp. 19–20).

    Due to the time difference between Korea and Washington, this message was received in time for the reply to be sent out by mid-afternoon of July 9, Washington time; see infra.