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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. Asia and the Pacific (in two parts)
(1951)

Japan,   pp. 777-1477 PDF (267.6 MB)


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view of the international and domestic political implications of the
NPRJ problem, we feel that you may wish to discuss this matter with
the Secretary of State and the President.
   3. Because of the urgent necessity of avoiding premature dis-
 closure of any action taken to loan heavy armament to the NPRJ,
 we suggest that this program hereafter be referred to wherever pos-
 sible as the "Special Far East 'Command (FECOM) Reserve"
 program.
   4. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend:
   a. That you request the President to authorize the Department of
 the Army to dispatch the attached proposed reply to General
 MacArthur.5
   b. That you authorize the Department of the Army, on the basis
 of the urgency of the project and the desirability of handling this
 matter through Department of the Army fiscal and administrative
 channels rather than MDAP to include in its FY 52 budget, under
 the heading of "Special FECOM     Reserve", a request for funds
to
 support a program   for equipping up to ten NPRJ divisions in a
 manner similar to that recommended by General MacArthur in the
 case of the four NPRJ divisions now in being.
                                       For the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
                                               OxAR N. BRADLEY
                                                   Chairman
                                              Joint Chiefs of Staff
 extensive employment of tanks and artillery. Against such a force, an NPRJ
 lacking medium tanks and at least medium artillery would be utterly inadequate.
 A most recent and striking case in point was the complete inability of the
light
 South Korean divisions to cope with -the tank supported North Korean forces."
 (Department of Defense Files)
 SNotprinted.
 790.5/2-1751
 Memorandum by Mr. Robert A. Fearey of the Office of Northeast
                           Asian Affairs
                           CANBERRA, February 17, 1951-afternoon.
NOTES ON CONVERSATION AONG AMBASSADOR DULLES, MINISTERS FOR
EXTERNAL APFAms OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND,1 AND STApFS 2
   [Here follows the first part of the conversation, which is printed
on page 169.]
  Mr. Spender said that there was one other matter which had come
up in the Cabinet meeting the previous evening which he wished to
mention to Ambassador Dulles. During the war all Australian troops
  IF W. Doidge, Minister of External Affairs and Island Territories.
  Th usual list of persons attending is n ot given with ,this memorandu~m.
     538-617--77 57
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