740.0011 European War 1939/33521/8: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

921. Personal for the President. If you will carefully consider from the point of view of the defense of the United States and the consequences of permitting France and England to be defeated without establishing fleet cooperation I think you will feel that the risk involved in sending the Atlantic Fleet to Lisbon is entirely outweighed by the benefits to be gained.