24. National Security Council Report1
NOTE BY THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL ON U.S. OBJECTIVES AND COURSES OF ACTION IN KOREA
- A. NSC 170/1
- B. NSC Action No. 13402
The enclosed draft statement of policy on the subject, prepared by the NSC Planning Board, is transmitted herewith for consideration by the National Security Council at its meeting on Thursday, March 10, 1955.
A Financial Appendix covering Korea will be prepared and circulated for the information of the Council prior to the meeting.
The enclosed statement of policy, if adopted, is intended to supersede NSC 170/1.
It is recommended that, if the Council adopts the enclosed statement of policy, it be submitted to the President with the recommendation that he approve it, direct its implementation by all appropriate executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, and designate the Operations Coordinating Board as the coordinating agency.
[Here follows a table of contents.]
- Source: Department of State, S/S–NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5514 Series. Top Secret. Annex B “Joint Policy Declaration,” Annex C “NSC Action No. 1004 dated January 8, 1954,” and a “Summary Statement of Economic and Military Assistance to Korea” are not printed. In a Progress Report on December 30, 1954, the Operations Coordinating Board reported to the NSC that NSC 170/1 had become “partially obsolete” and should be revised. (For text of NSC 170/1, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. XV, Part 2, pp. 1620–1624.) The Progress Report is Ibid., pp. 1942–1956. On January 19, 1955, Assistant Secretary Robertson sent a memorandum to Secretary Dulles recommending that the Department support the development of a new policy paper on Korea. On February 10, the Department of State member of the NSC Planning Board transmitted to the Board a draft paper entitled “U.S. Objectives and Courses of Action in Korea,” which was prepared in the Department. The Board Assistants of the Planning Board reworked the Department of State draft and submitted a revised version to the Planning Board on February 18. The final draft printed here was approved for transmittal to the NSC by the Planning Board on February 24. (Copies of Robertson’s January 19 memorandum, the Department of State draft, and the Planning Board draft of this paper are in Department of State, S/P–NSC Files: Lot 61 D 167, Korea, U.S. Objectives and Courses of Action)↩
- See footnote 3, Document 21.↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩
- For text of NSC 5429/5, “Current U.S. Policy in the Far East,” December 22, 1954, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. XII, Part 1, pp. 1062–1072.↩
- For the revision of Annex A, as approved by the President, see Document 21.↩
- Signed July 27, 1953. See Annex B. [Footnote in the source text. The Joint Policy Declaration is attached as Annex B, but not printed. Regarding the Joint Policy Declaration, see footnote 3, Document 8.]↩
- See Annex C. [Footnote in the source text. NSC Action No. 1004 is attached as Annex C, but not printed. Regarding NSC Action No. 1004, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. XV, Part 2, p. 1709, footnote 7.]↩