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  • February 14, 1951

    Letter, Lieutenant General John B. Coulter to Syngman Rhee

    Lieutenant General John B. Coulter informs Syngman Rhee that the movement of Korean refugees is causing problems for UN combat troops.

  • May 17, 1951

    Letter, Lieutenant General John B. Coulter to Syngman Rhee

    Lieutenant General John B. Coulter informs Syngman Rhee about the need for military disciplinary controls for the Civil Transport Corps.

  • May 17, 1951

    Letter, Lieutenant General John B. Coulter to Syngman Rhee

    The Department of the Army of the United States advised that procurement in Korea should be obtained by requisition on the Republic of Korea. Several advantages by the system, and included supplies are listed. An opinion in response to the suggestion is attached.

  • May 31, 1951

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Lieutenant General John B. Coulter

    Syngman Rhee informed Lieutenant General John B. Coulter that the Minister of Defense will discuss with him the Civil Transport Corps matter to establish disciplinary procedures.

  • May 31, 1951

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Lieutenant General John B. Coulter

    Syngman Rhee informed Lieutenant General John B. Coulter that the Cabinet has been unable to come to decision about the suggested system of procurement.

  • October 02, 1953

    Associated Press Report, Syngman Rhee Statement on Chinese Occupying North Korea

    President Syngman Rhee states he is ready to "repoen the war against Chinese reds occupying North Korea" and if necessary, he will go ahead without American support.

  • February 20, 1954

    Letter, Colonel Albert H. Dickerson to Tuk ki Minn, President of Chosun Brewery, Ltd.

    Chosun Brewery, Ltd. is authorized to sell beer to all United Nations Forces in Korea.

  • March 18, 1954

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to General James A. Van Fleet

    President Rhee discusses different tactics with General Van Fleet on how to convince President Eisenhower and the American public to build the ROK's armed forces.

  • May 17, 1954

    Letter, Mayor Taeson Kim to General Maxwell D. Taylor

    While stationed in Korea, only the United States Army authorities had access to the facilities (park and pools) in the Seoul City Command. Mayor Kim is requesting General Taylor to repair and return these buildings to the Seoul Special City in order to prepare Korean athletes for the Olympics.

  • August 20, 1954

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to General James A. Van Fleet

    Syngman Rhee writes to General James A. Van Fleet to express his dissatisfaction with the United States' defense committment to South Korea and the rest of the free world. After describing his own "plan for military action" on the Korean Peninsula, Rhee also touches on South Korea's delicate relationship with Japan.

  • 1955

    Memorandum, 'Urging US to have ACTIVE policies towards Korea'

    The author of this memorandum proposes that the US should: 1) Dissolve the ad hoc committee on Korea, 2) reinforce ROK troops to be equal with DPRK troops, 3) increase economic aid for recovery of Korea, 4) move UN forces headquarter to Korea where UN troops are stationed, and 5) impose sanctions on a pro-communist policy in Japan.

  • January 31, 1955

    The Nature of Our Revolution at the Current Stage and the Primary Tasks of Our Party in the Cause of Socialist Development in North Korea

    A Korean Worker's Party document which discusses the incomplete nature of the revolution in which the peninsula remains divided and South Korea under American influence. The document also points out the responsibilities of the Party to complete socialist development in North Korea during the transitional period.

  • February 10, 1955

    Letter, General Taylor to President Syngman Rhee

    General Taylor emphasizes the important contributions the Korean National Railway has made toward the military effort and rehabilitation of the Korean civil economy. He informs Rhee that the US will soon reduce its rail supervisory personnel and the Korean government will now have to support and secure the future of the railway-including the new repair and replace program- to help maintain operation after the war.

  • June 20, 1956

    Report No. 86 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee on the Korean navy's visit to Philippines.

  • May 19, 1961

    Letter, Channing Liem to Dag Hammarskjold containing Letter from Do Young Chang

    Channing Liem sends Dag Hammarskjold correspondence containing a letter from Do Young Chang, Lieutenant General of South Korea and Chariman of Military Revolutionary Committee.

  • February 02, 1968

    Memorandum on an Information of 1 February 1968

    The East German Embassy in Pyongyang reports that North Korea, fearful of counter attacks in the wake of seizing the USS Pueblo, is on a state of alert.

  • February 09, 1968

    Pueblo and the US-South Korean Relations: Political Report No. 11

    South Korea's responses and reactions to the attempted assassination of President Park Chung Hee and the seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korea are summarized.

  • January 29, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning the First Full Session of UNCURK for 1970

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the UNCURK Commission's review of major political, economic, and security developments. Pakistan's representative was absent.

  • May 18, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan on the meeting between the commission and Park Chung Hee. Park states that he will never resort to the use of arms to reunite Korea and is opposed to the reduction of U.S. force reduction in Korea.

  • June 20, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Possible U.S. troop reduction in ROK and its implications continues to be discussed.