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  • 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.

  • February 11, 1955

    Letter, Major General D.A.D. Ogden to Young P. Lee

    General Ogden praises the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League for its "laudable cause."

  • February 12, 1955

    Cable from Huang Zhen, 'Discussion of Issues relating to the Asian-African Conference during the Meeting with Sidik'

    The Ambassador to Indonesia reports on a meeting with Sidik Djojosukarto, the leader of the Indonesian National Party (PNI), regarding the Asian-African conference, Indonesian politics, and Sidik's possible visit to China.

  • February 12, 1955

    Liaison Report from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 12th 1955, 550/55

    In a report to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Ambassador to North Korea describes his travels to Pyongyang and his discussions with Kim Il Sung and various other North Korean politicians about the current economic conditions in North Korea, as well as reconstruction efforts in Mukden (Shenyang) and Andong (Dandong).

  • February 14, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady reports on the quality and disposition of US Army stockpile goods obtained by Korea.

  • February 15, 1955

    Report on Polish Diplomatic Functions in Washington, DC

    This is Deputy Military Attache Kurina's report of various diplomatic events and functions between the Polish Embassy and other embassies in Washington, DC between January and February 1955.

  • February 15, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request for Material Aid to Amirkhizi of the People's Party of Iran

    This note requests the CPSU Central Committee to give 1800 rubles a month to Amirkhizi, a member of the CC of the People's Party of Iran, until permanent work is found for him. Handwritten note at the bottom of the page confirms he received assistance.

  • February 17, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady writes regarding unnecessary delays in issuing letters of credit for government purchases.

  • February 17, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady writes suggesting the credit ceiling be lifted to help with Korea's economic recovery.

  • February 19, 1955

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'The Joint Secretariat of the Asian-African Conference'

    Chinese report on the creation of the Joint Secretariat of the Asian-African Conference and its work to prepare the Conference (venue, broadcasting, etc.) The report also discussed the preparation of India, Afghanistan and Japan. Besides, American efforts to sabotage the conference through its vassal countries were also mentioned.

  • February 21, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady reports that a contract for railroad crossties has been approved of by the Seoul office of the FOA.

  • February 23, 1955

    Cable from Huan Xiang, 'Indian Premier Nehru’s View on Resolving the Taiwan Issue'

  • February 24, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady recommends developing a plan for improving Korea's truck transportation system.

  • February 24, 1955

    Letter, Ryon Namkoong to Syngman Rhee

    Ryon Namkoong, president of the Korea Shipping Corporation, explains his views regarding the shipping of FOA funded aid goods.

  • February 25, 1955

    Abstract of Conversation: Chinese Premier Zhou receives Trevelyan

    Zhou Enlai and Trevelyan debated on the nature of the Manila Treaty and its implications for the Geneva Agreement.They also discussed the issue of the Dai Autonomous Region between China and Thailand and the legal status of Taiwan.

  • February 26, 1955

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Pál Szarvas, Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, describing the seemingly purposeful efforts of the North Korean government to minimize the effectiveness of all foreign delegations in the DPRK. He also talks about the lack of transparency of the government towards not just foreign diplomats but the North Korean populace as well.

  • February 28, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady writes concerning the UN clearance procedure which requires travelers to stop in Tokyo before entering Korea. This has a detrimental affect on Korea National Airlines.

  • February 28, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady submits a plan for shipping FOA goods via ocean transportation.

  • February 28, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady warns of a possible fertilizer shortage and resulting food shortage.

  • February 28, 1955

    Report by the Measurement Lab of the USSR Academy of Science, 'On the Properties of the Atomic Bombs Detonated on the Marshal Islands in 1954'

    Soviet scientific intelligence report on U.S. nuclear weapons testing on the Marshall Islands in 1954. This report concludes that the Ivy Mike and Castle nuclear detonations were thermonuclear based on gamma ray spectroscopy of fission fragments collected by Soviet aircraft over the USSR and PRC.