Truman Papers

No. 1371
Memorandum by the President’s Chief of Staff (Leahy)1

Our attitude is2 free passage of ships of all nations through the Straits on equal terms and there should be no fortifications on the shores of the Straits[.]

  1. From the fragmentary nature of this manuscript memorandum and its location in the Truman Papers, it seems probable that Leahy wrote it and passed it to Truman during the course of the discussion of the Straits at the Eighth Plenary Meeting, July 24. See ante, p. 366.
  2. Leahy originally wrote “should be”, but changed this wording to “is”.