851.01/3342: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Acting American Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation at Algiers (Chapin)

766. With further reference to your 129, January 12, British and American Chiefs of Staff concur in believing that the French proposal for a meeting of special representatives in London to discuss problem of arming resistance groups is unnecessary in view of steps already being taken there of which Committee has doubtless been informed by D’Astier.

Consideration will be given to possible further reply to French after final views of Combined Chiefs of Staff are made known to us.

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It is suggested that you endeavor to ascertain from Duff Cooper what if any oral or written communication he has made to the Committee on the subject.