740.0011 Pacific War/3567
Memorandum by President Roosevelt to the Acting Secretary of State
In regard to the use of Chinese troops against Annam, I agree with the State Department that the French presentation of the case is not sufficiently valid to take any action.[Page 887]
The whole matter should be left to the discretion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the Commanding Officers in the area. This is essentially a military problem.