Editorial Note

On March 9 working groups on Korea and Indochina were established within the Department of State as part of the Department’s [Page 445]preparations for the Geneva Conference. One, chaired by Kenneth T. Young, Jr., Director of the Office of Northeast Asian Affairs, was given the responsibility for preparing position papers, etc., with respect to Korea; the other working group, chaired by Philip W. Bonsal, Director of the Office of Philippine and Southeast Asian Affairs, was given the responsibility for doing the same thing for Indochina.

The position papers prepared by these two working groups are filed in Northeast Asian Affairs files, lot 60 D 830.