Editorial Note

On February 9, in accordance with a discussion between Acheson and Lovett on the previous day, it was determined that Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army, General Hull and U. Alexis Johnson would go to Japan and Korea to discuss and explore the prisoner of war problem with the men on the spot. Hull and Johnson left Washington for the Far East on February 11 and returned on February 22. An account of their trip is reported in the memorandum for the record, March 10, page 76.