Memorandum by the Liaison Officer (Wilson) to the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Alling)

Mr. Alling: At the meeting of the Liaison Committee33 held on Monday, April 27, the protection of the oil installations in Saudi Arabia was considered. The representative of the War Department [Page 577] stated that that Department had at present no plans to send any forces or equipment to the region in question. It is the belief that while a possibility of an air raid on the oil fields of that region exists the danger to the refineries on Bahrein Island is much greater.

Orme Wilson
  1. Composed of the Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations, and the Under Secretary of State.