CABLE FOR MCGEORGE BUNDY FROM (DELETED) RE INTERIM RESPONSE TO GIMO'S APPROACHE

Created: 3/7/1962

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MANILA (EYES ONLYARAI MAN)

K.

(priority) director (eyes only evndy)

for kcgeorge rindyH

fS ICI

I. YOUR MESSAGE AUTHORIZING INTERIM RESPONSE TO GIMO'S

APPROACHES ON MAINLAND OPERATIONS PLANNING HOST HELPFUL. SUBSTANCE

.PASSED TO CHIANG CHINGRCH FOR PASSAGE TOHO IS ON

THREE-DAY TROOP INSPECTION TRIP TO CUEKOY. VIEWS NOT ATTRIBUTED

TO ANYBODY IN PARTICULAR IN WASHINGTON BUT CHIANG CHING XUO CLEARLY

' UNDERSTOOD THIS WAS AUTHORITATIVE AL3EIT INFORMAL STATEMENT INTERIM AMERICAN POSITION,

LSO CONVEYED YOUR COMMENTS IN PARA WE OF REF AND THESE

WERE ESPECIALLY waL RECEIVED.

3. GIMO PLANNINONNER FOR ANB HARRINAN

.SO THAT SERIOUS TALK WILL BE POSSIBLE. DO NOT FORESEE MAJOR NEW

POINTS TO BE PRESENTED BY GIMQ THEN. HOWEVER FULL BRIEFING ON DETAILS

OF GRC PLAN FOR INITIAL'EAM nXRDROf HAS BEEN PROMISED. FOR

. 2

9 MARCH AND GRC COMMENTS ON AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE APPRECIATION OF MAINLAND SITUATION WILL BETO HEARCH.

4. VHILE GIMO AND CHIANG CHING KUO PLfflSED ABOUT AMB. HARRIMAN'S VISIT TO TAIPEI GRC GENERALLY SOMEWHAT APPREHENSIVE OVER WHAT IS TREATED IN PRESS HERE AS STRANGELY ABRUPT FESIGNATION AND DEPARTURE AMB DRUMRIGHT. IF ANYE iSJVEN ABOUT PROMPT APPOINTMENT NEV AMBASSADOR WHOM GRC WILL CtWgipER FRIENDLY IT WOULDt BE MOST TIMELY TO PASS THEM TO GIWO VERY I'fEFORE AMB HARRIMAN'S ARRIVAL,

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