File No. 861.00/1341
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Francis)
Washington, March 23, 1918, 6 p.m.
19. Your 22, March 20. Referring request for American officers Department has report suggesting that Soviet leaders who have asked for military assistance must be suspected of acting on orders from German staff with a view to diverting Entente efforts from western front. What are your views?