December 03, 1973
Memorandum for General Scowcroft, through W.R. Smyser, from John A. Froebe Jr., “Proposed WSAG Meeting on Korean Situation"
National Security Council staff member John A. Froebe, Jr., suggests that the United States must respond to North Korea's claims over the Northern Limit Line.
December 03, 1973
Memorandum for Secretary Kissinger from Richard H. Solomon, “The Korean Situation and the China Element"
National Security Council staff member Richard H. Solomon advises Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to work with the Chinese in order to respond to North Korea's provocations along the Northern Limit Line
December 04, 1973
Joint State/Defense Message, “Korean Northwest Coastal Situation"
The U.S. Departments of Defense and State offer instructions about how to respond to the Northern Limit Line Dispute, including measures to restrain South Korea.
December 06, 1973
Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 61.537
The document describes how the North Koreans enthusiastically celebrated the consensus of Committee No. 1 over the Korean issue in the UN; however, Lazar believes that the Korean leadership has not actually grasped the full implications of the decision. In addition, the telegram describes how Pyongyang's attempt to reassert control over South Korean islands close to the North Korean shores in the Yellow Sea has created friction between the two countries. The author also mentions that North Korean support for the student movements in South Korea legitimized Seoul's harsher crackdown on the dissident movements.
December 21, 1973
Joint State/Defense Message, “Questions Regarding Northern Limit Line"
The U.S. Departments of State and Defense analyze North Korea's claims relating to the Northern Limit Line and the origins of the NLL.
December 22, 1973
Memorandum for Secretary Kissinger from John A. Froebe, Jr., “Korean West Coast Island Situation"
John A. Froebe, Jr., briefs Henry Kissinger on the Northern Limit Line Dispute.
The West Coast Korean Islands
A Central Intelligence Agency assessment of the origins of the Northern Limit Line.
Briefing on the Violation of the Territorial Waters of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by Espionage Vessels of Park Chung Hee’s Puppet Clique in South Korea
The Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the Socialist Republic of Romania offers a brief on the Northern Limit Line Dispute.
February 21, 1974
Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 060.076
The Embassy of Romania in Pyongyang reports on the February 15 naval clash between North and South Korea, and how the sides had responded to the incident
February 25, 1974
Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 060.079
The Embassy of Romania of Pyongyang assesses the February 15 naval clash between North and South Korea based on the comments of B.K. Pimenov, Minister-Counselor within the USSR Embassy in Pyongyang.
February 28, 1974
348th Meeting of the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission
During the 348th Meeting of the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) on February 28, 1974, North Korea and the United States argue over the Northern Limit Line Dispute.
February 27, 1975
Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 059.057
The Embassy of Romania in Pyongyang reports on the military responses of North and South Korea to the growing number of clashes near the Northern Limit Line (NLL).
February 27, 1975
Telegram from the American Embassy in Seoul to the Secretary of State, “Yellow Sea Incident between North and South, February 26-27"
The American Embassy in Seoul assesses the naval clash between North and South Korea in the Yellow Sea on February 26-27, 1975.
March 01, 1975
Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 059.060
The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on the Northern Limit Line (NLL) dispute based on the remarks of Ri Jongmok, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister
March 14, 1975
Memorandum for Richard Smyser from Morton I. Abramowitz, “26-27 February Yellow Sea Incident (U)"
Morton I. Abramowitz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, provides Richard Smyser with a chronology of events surrounding the February 26-27, 1975, incident in Yellow Sea between North and South Korea.
June 24, 1975
Memorandum for General Scowcroft from W.R. Smyser, “Defense of the Northwest UNC-Controlled Islands in Korea"
Richard Smyser writes to General Brent Scowcroft about the defense of the five islands off the northwest coast of Korea and whether or not the defense of these islands is bound to the U.S.-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty.
September 15, 1975
Note for Ltg. Brent Scowscroft from John A. Wickham, Jr., “Defense of UNC Controlled Islands"
John A Wickham, Jr., writes to General Brent Scowscroft about the U.S. defense commitment to the five northwest island groups and U.S.-South Korean defense coordination.