Report of Van Fleet Mission to Far East

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The Report of Van Fleet Mission to the Far East is a secret report drafted by James Van Fleet, a US special mission ambassador, after a round of visits to South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and sent to US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1954. The report was declassified in 1986.

The report discusses a number of internal problems in Korea, as well as problems between Korea the neighboring countries/areas of Japan, Formosa (today known mostly as "Taiwan"), and the Philippines. It also contains budgetary reports on Korea.

Table of Contents[edit]

(1-8) Van Fleet Mission
(9) Korea
(10) Formosa
(11) Japan
(12) Philippines
(13) Inventory of Commitments & Problems-Korea
(14) Inventory of Commitments & Problems-Formosa
(15) Inventory of Commitments & Problems-Japan
(16) Inventory of Commitments & Problems-Philippines
(18) Interim Reports-Appendix


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "COLLECTION: JAMES A. VAN FLEET PAPERS" (PDF). George C. Marshall Library and Archives.