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  Library Correspondence Harry S. Truman: Letter, January 5, 1946

Letter on Russia Entering the Pacific War
From: Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America
To: James Byrnes, Secretary of State
Date: January 5, 1946

Unsent letter to Secretary of State
James Byrnes January 5, 1946

At the time we were anxious for Russian entry into the Japanese War. Of course we found later that we didn't need Russia there and the Russians have been a head ache to us ever since.

The excerpt from this letter refers to Truman's feelings at the July 1945 Potsdam Conference about having Russia enter the Pacific war.

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