The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Far East (Ridgway)1
Washington, February 1, 1952—5:08 p.m.
JCS 900075. From JCS. Reur CX 62465.2
- It is desirable to avoid naming any govts or authorities in recommendation under item 5. Your del should indicate that it is not for mil cdrs to determine what countries or authorities are in fact concerned in a polit solution for Korea. It would be preferred, therefore, likewise to have no mention of UN or ROK in order to forestall a Communist proposal to mention Peiping, NK or USSR.
- If, however, it should become necessary to deal with question of who are govts or authorities concerned, there would be no objection to indicating that recommendation is addressed to North Korean and Peiping regimes, as well as others, provided nature of recommendation foll lines indicated in part V, JCS 90083.3 In other words, there is no objection to having a recommendation addressed to UN organization, to mbr states, to ROK, Peiping, NK, that they cooperate in early steps to deal at polit level with matters not settled by armistice. If question of Soviet Union arises, you should indicate Soviet Union is mbr of UN and as such recommendation is of course addressed to it as well.
- It is important, however, in view of State Dept tel [Gadel] 393,4 not to commit yourself to a polit conference, or polit discussions in any particular form, or with particular participants.
- There is no objection to suggestion in para B, part 2.
- This telegram was prepared in the Department of State by UNP and approved by Johnson and Matthews on Jan. 31; see the memorandum by Johnson to Matthews, Jan. 31, 1952, enclosing a draft, in FE files, lot 55 D 128, tab 122.↩
- For text, see Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. vii, Part 1, p. 1377.↩
- For text, see ibid., p. 1282.↩