Eisenhower Library, Eisenhower papers, Whitman file

Memorandum by the President to the Secretary of State

I did not see the final dispatch sent to Clark on Sunday evening.1 However, I assume that it contained the statement that the entire process of exchanging sick and wounded was to be a completed fact before broader negotiations could be undertaken.

I think it important, also, that every responsible official in the Administration who may be called upon to speak a public word on this subject understand this particular point thoroughly.

  1. The reference was to telegram JCS 935136 to Clark, Mar. 29, p. 822.