August 6, 1953
Summary Memorandum, US-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty (August 6)
This document was made possible with support from Syngman Rhee Institute, Yonsei University
In 1953, Secretary Dulles met President Rhee to discuss the US-ROK mutual defense treaty. This summary memorandum notes twelve of Rhee’s requests and/or points he will like this treaty to incorporate. These include the number of ROKA divisions, which economic model the US should use to help Korea’s economy, and the request for moral and material support for the ROK to resume war with the north. This summary also notes whether the US granted, wanted to further discuss, or rejected each point.
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