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The Ambassador in Cuba ( Braden ) to the Secretary of State

No. 4898

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s airgram no. A–2323 of October 6, 1943,39 concerning the submission of statements from the Military, Naval and Legal Attachés and the Cable Censorship Liaison Officer, to constitute positive justification before the Bureau of the Budget for an allocation of funds assisting the inauguration and operation of cable, telegraph and radio censorship in Cuba. The statements requested are enclosed herewith.40

I can not fail to take this further opportunity of stressing the importance of closing this gap in the censorship of communications which, as may be seen from the enclosures, is necessary both from the negative and positive sides of censorship. I recommend also that the earliest possible action be taken to make the requisite funds available.

Respectfully yours,

Spruille Braden
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