740.0011 Pacific War/480

The Netherlands Minister (Loudon) to the Secretary of State 37

Sir: During the past months conversations between military experts of the Netherlands East Indies and the United Kingdom have taken place in Singapore. Military authorities of the United States took part in these conversations, object of which was a study of the measures that could be taken by the military forces of these nations in case of aggression by a fourth Power.

The parley elaborated some definite projects to which Her Majesty’s Government is willing to adhere.

I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Netherlands Government is anxious to learn whether the United States Government intends to adopt the same attitude.

Please accept [etc.]

A. Loudon
  1. Handed on August 21 to the Under Secretary of State (Welles) by Dr. Loudon. Mr. Welles replied that the Government’s decision in the matter would be given in due course.