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343 Saltzman to Makin

Note (extract) WASHINGTON, 7 February, 1949

The United States Government regrets that the Australian
Government has not found it possible to retain in Japan a British
Commonwealth Force equivalent to one United States infantry
division (less one regimental combat team) plus necessary service
troops, as requested in this Department's notes to you of July 8,
1948, and November 3, 1948. Information received from General
MacArthur indicates that United States Army units have been
obliged to assume responsibility for certain areas and functions
previously assigned to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force.

[AA:A1838/283, 481/1, iii]
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