396.1 GE/6–1554: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Dulte 181. Eyes only Secretary from Under Secretary. Reference Tedul 200.1 I had also intended recommending Bonsal and Colonel Dwan. Please do what you can to insure that military officer is Dwan2.…

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Believe Korean phase will close out today generally as we planned. Recess would only relate to Indochina phase, as assumed in Tedul 196.3

I would remain several days after Eden, if he follows his present plan, but would attend no meetings. Have already discussed these matters with him and in general way with Bidault before his departure. Do not know if Bidault intends to return.

  1. Summarized in footnote 2, p. 1137.
  2. In telegram Tedul 201, June 15, the Secretary informed Under Secretary Smith that “Admiral Davis agrees that if small observer group is left at Geneva, Colonel Dwan will remain with Bonsal.”

    In the same telegram the Secretary said he doubted “desirability of your remaining since US has been the country which from the beginning has taken the dimmest view of Geneva Conference and I would not like to see us the last to leave. I hope you can get some rest before your return here where you will be subjected to much Congressional questioning but I hope your rest could be disassociated from Geneva Conference—perhaps based on your physically moving elsewhere.” (396.1 GE/6–1554)

  3. Dated June 14, p. 1146.