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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1949. The Far East and Australasia (in two parts)
(1976)

East Asian-Pacific area,   pp. 1115-1220 PDF (41.1 MB)


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               EAST ASIAN-PACIFIC AREA
 THE POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT
    TO THE EAST ASIAN-PACIFIC AREA GENERALLY, WITH
    PARTICULAR REFERENCE, TO PROPOSALS FOR THE
    FORMATION OF REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OR PACTS 1
 890.OOB/1-449: Circular airgram
   The Acting Secretary of State to Certain American Missions 2
 CONFIDENTIAL .VWASHNGTON, January 4, 1949-8:"10 a. m,
          CONTAINMENT OF COMMUNIS ML IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
   Embassy London states that the UK Foreign Office feels that because
 of political differences it would be impossible to bring Asiatic and
 western nations together at a conference to discuss the containment of
 Communism in southeast Asia. The Foreign Office hopes to arrange
 continuing discussions through diplomatic channels with all countries
 concerned.
                                                           LOVETT
  For documentation on general U.S. national security policy, see vol. I,
pp.
  249 ff. Other documentation concerning U.S. policy toward the East Asian-Pacific
  area in general is included in the country sections of the present volume.
Addi-
  tional material on U.S. policy with respect to Southeast Asia during 1949
appears
  in United States Department of Defense, United States-Vietnam Relations,
  1945-1967, 12 vols. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1971), Books
1 and 8.
  2 Sent to 15 posts at Bangkok, Batavia, Canberra, Colombo, Hanoi, Karachi,
Manila, Moscow, Nanking, New Delhi, Paris, Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore, and
The Hague,
890.00/1-1549: Telegram
The Charge in the Philippines (Lockett) to the Acting Secretary
                             of State
SECRET    URGENT                 MANILA, January 15, 1949-4 p. mi.
  151. Romulo'I arrived 5 p. m. January 14 and President Quirino 2
gave state dinner in his honor same night. Before dinner I told Presi-
dent Quirino apprehension is felt (Deptel 41 January 11 3) that Delhi
  Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, Philippine Representative at the United Nations.
  2 President Elpidio Quirino was concurrently Secretary of Foreign Affair,.
  8Not printed.
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