740.00112 European War 1939/3996: Telegram

The Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the Secretary of State

373. A high official in Rabat informed me that German charges against Weygand related not to his conversations with Murphy regarding the economic accord but had to do with conversations of a “political and military nature”.

I endeavored to obtain more explicit information but he appeared either to be uninformed further or else disinclined to talk. I incline to the former alternative.

He expressed renewed concern that our code systems were vulnerable. He has maintained this to me on two previous occasions (see my despatch 333 of September 539). I expressed disbelief and he then said of course the leak might have been through a clerk who handled the coding and decoding or who did the typing. He was insistent that there is a serious leak somewhere if it can be safely assumed that our codes are not being read.

Repeated to Algiers; by courier to Casablanca.

  1. Not printed.