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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 13, 1979

    Cable, South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. to the South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs 'Meeting with Assistant Secretary Holbrooke'

    A summary of meeting with Assistant Secretary Holbrooke regarding the December 12th incident. Holbrooke asks for direct communication between the US and South Korean officials, while discussing the possibility of North Korean invasion and media coverage of this issue.

  • March 10, 1980

    The North-South Dialogue and Potential Codel Visit to North Korea

    Assistant Secretary Holbrooke informs the American Embassy in Seoul that Ambassador Kim Yong-sik and the ROK are extremely upset by Congressman Solarz's intent to go to Pyongyang. He emphasizes that Solarz is aware of US policy toward North Korea and would not carry a message from the US during his visit.

  • March 17, 1980

    Potential Solarz Codel to North and South Korea

    This note discusses Congressman Solarz's potential visit to North Korea.

  • May 22, 1980

    Record of Policy Review Committee Meeting, 'Korea'

    Officials from the US Department of State, the White House, the CIA, NSC, OSD, and JCS determine US policy toward South Korea in light of the events in Gwangju.

  • May 22, 1980

    Action Memorandum from Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake to the US Secretary of State, 'PRC Meeting on Korea'

    Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake brief the US Secretary of State on the upcoming policy review committee meeting on the ongoing unrest in South Korea.

  • June 04, 1980

    Talking Points, with Policy Planning Staff Paper and Memoranda from Holbrooke, Smith, and Pickering Attached,

    The memorandum elaborates background materials compiled by Smith, Pickering, Holbroke and Lake for a meeting with Secretary Muskie.